Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
December 12, 2012
Honda has issued a recall for 871,000 vehicles due to an issue where a vehicle may roll away after the key has been removed form the ignition. 92% of the effected vehicles (about 807,000) are in the U.S. The Honda vehicles in question are,
- 2003 - 2005 Acura MDX: 230,000 vehicles
- 2003 - 2004 Honda Odyssey: 318,000 vehicles
- 2003 - 2004 Honda Pilot: 259,000
- Honda Vehicles Outside The U.S.: 64,000
Honda in a statement says the problem pertains to the ignition interlock which can become damaged or worn. This can allow the key to be removed from the ignition when the car is started or if the transmission has been shifted into any gear.
"If the transmission is not in park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll away and a crash could occur," Honda said in a statement.
NHTSA opened a investigation into the issue after receiving 43 complaints about Honda and Acura vehicles rolling away. Some of the complaints say their vehicles hit parked cars, fences, trees, mailboxes and in some cases, caused bodily harm.
Source: Reuters via The Chicago Tribune