Honda recalls 2.49 million Accord, CR-V and Element cars due to automatic transmission problem

By on Aug 5, 2011 in Asia, Automobile, Europe, Lifestyle, North America, Technology, Travel, United States Comments

Honda Motor Co. announced on Friday, August 05, 2011 a voluntary recall of a total of about 2.49 million cars including Accord, CR-V and Element models due to automatic transmission problem.



2010 Honda CR-V
Image Credit: Honda.com

As noted at Kyodo News Agency that day, Honda is recalling around 2.26 million Honda cars sold in China and the United States while the remaining figure was sold in some parts in Europe and Canada.

According to a press release at Honda.com on Friday, about 1.5 million Honda vehicles will be recalled in the US alone to update the software that controls the automatic transmission.

Honda said that the recalled models include 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles with no reported related incidents as of this date.

Meanwhile, US news sites said that this latest Honda recall also affects 760,515 vehicles in China and 135,142 in Canada but none in Japan, Honda’s home country.

Honda noted that the updated software will ease the transition between gears to reduce the chance of being damaged particularly when the affected cars will be stuck in mud or snow.

With the currently installed software, the secondary shaft bearing of the automatic transmission for the affected vehicles may be worn-out once the transmission is quickly shifted between each of the drive, neutral and reverse positions.

In line with this, Honda said they will start sending a recall notification via email to all the affected owners starting August 31, 2011 and advised them to bring their vehicles to an authorized dealer immediately after they receive the said notice.

Afterwards, they are being advised to visit www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4, for them to know if their vehicles need some repair related to the recall.



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