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    Honda Issues Recall For 871,000 SUVs and Minivans Due To Rolling Away Fears

    William Maley

    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

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


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    Just had 3 recalls fixed on the CR-V... fairly big stuff too. Window switches that could melt, headlight switches that would fail spontaneously and you'd lose low-beams, and shrapnel in the airbag.

    Supposedly, reliability, quality, and durability were the reasons for buying a soulless Honda.....so why do we still have this car?

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    Just had 3 recalls fixed on the CR-V... fairly big stuff too. Window switches that could melt, headlight switches that would fail spontaneously and you'd lose low-beams, and shrapnel in the airbag. Supposedly, reliability, quality, and durability were the reasons for buying a soulless Honda.....so why do we still have this car?

    Sounds like a New GMC Terrain or Equinox would be a better fit to replace that Soulless CRV or better yet, get the Encore for you and your partner to drive. That would be a fun little Number.

    :D

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    I'm planning on an Encore unless the Terrain and 'Nox are downsized a bit. He wouldn't drive them the few times they've graced our driveway.

    Sounds Exciting, I think the Encore is going to be a big seller for Buick and for those that need it in AWD form, it will rock just fine with the Turbo engine.

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    The amount of component sharing at Honda is well hidden. When our CR-V had to have the A/C system replaced, I found out that every model Honda of that year shares over 90% of the system. Honda was fighting having to do a recall and got taken to class action due to the self destructive nature of the A/C system (if one fragile component breaks it take the entire system with it). I wouldn't be surprised if we hear about another recall in a few months for other Accord platform models that haven't yet been recalled.

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