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.