Honda has recalled almost 900,000 minivans and SUVs across the globe because they can “roll away even though drivers have removed the keys from the ignition.” The recall affects primarily vehicles sold in the United States. More than 807,000 of the 870,000 recalled vehicles were sold in the United States.
The models affected include 347,000 Honda Odyssey minivans and 277,000 Pilot SUVS from the years 2003 and 2004 and 247,000 Acura MDX SUVs from 2003 to 2006. “The mechanism that locks the key in the ignition while the vehicles are in gear can wear out.” When that happens, drivers can remove the key without putting the vehicle into “Park.” Some vehicles have rolled off while in hear. Vehicles brought to authorized Honda dealerships will have the ignition interlocked replaced or repaired for free.
Over 43 complaints were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The defect has been linked to 16 crashes. Two individuals were hurt in the crashes; one driver suffered a broken leg in the crash. The driver had parked the van in his sloped driveway. After he walked away from the vehicle, it began to roll backwards and the driver tripped while trying to prevent the van from rolling any further.
Honda recalls more than 800,000 minivans, www.miamiherald.com November 27, 2012.
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