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Honda Recall 2010: List of Affected Car Models

Posted on 11. Aug, 2010 by in Technology

Honda Recall 2010: Civics, Accords and Elements Recalled Today – Honda gave their statement already and they already released their recalled car models and it includes Accord and Civic models from year 2003 and Elements from 2003-2004 years. It was reported that Honda has recalled about 428,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to an ignition switch problems.

Apparently, the recall will start in late September of this year and according to Honda Motor Co, it is the third overall recall over the same problem since 2003, the other were 2003 and 2005.

Moreso, a Honda representative gave a statement saying that “if the ignition interlock mechanism becomes worn out or damaged, it may become possible for the ignition key to be removed while the vehicle is not in park. That could allow the vehicle to unexpectedly roll away and possibly crash.”

The car company explained that the problem could allow the key to be removed without the transmission being shifted into park. In fact, they also told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the defect with the automatic transmissions could also lead to a vehicle rolling away and might increase the risk of a carcrash.

The Honda had reported that “several complaints about such failures” and “a small number of related incidents, including one that resulted in a minor injury.” Nearly 197,000 ‘Accord’ and 117,000 ‘Civic’ models from 2003, as well as 69,000 Element models from 2003-04 years are included in the recalls.

And for the latest Honda’s plan, they will start now notifying their customers from late September 2010 with the said instructions for scheduling of repairs. The owner can contact Honda at (800)999-1009.

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2 Responses to “Honda Recall 2010: List of Affected Car Models”

  1. Margaret McDevitt 11 August 2010 at 2:03 am #

    On June 9, 2010 I took my 1999 Honda Civic into the Dealer for a filter/oil change. I also mentioned that the car completely stopped & the speedometer & the fuel gage did a quick drop to the bottom.I was able to pull over to the side of the road. Told him it was a hot day & I had the AC running & didn’t know if that had anything to do with it. The check by Honda’s mechanic didn’t turn up anything. Honda had a recall before on the ignition switch & I had mine replaced on Feb.25,2004. Since the car did the same thing again on me I took it to an outside mechanic instead of going to the dealer. I told him I was very scared to drive it around because it might stop & someone would ram right into me. After leaving it for a wk the mechanic called back & said he had the same problem with it that I had & that it was the ignition switch. He repaired it & I picked up my car yesterday (07-16-2010). It cost $521.47. Surely Honda knew at the time I brought my car in on 06-09-2010 that it could have been the ignition switch again. The car is a 1999 Honda Civic & has less than 75,000 miles. I think Honda should assume some responsibility in helping me pay for the new ignition switch. $521.47 is a lot less than what a law suit would have cost if I or any passengers had been injured. Appreciate any comments.

  2. cat_rescuer 12 August 2010 at 12:17 am #

    the older Hondas had a recall for a similar problem in October 2003. do an internet research for recalls for your model year.

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