Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Honda recalls that more than 200,000 vehicles for shift problem locking

Honda recalls that more than 200,000 vehicles for shift problem locking
Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau - 2 days

Already hammered by a series of recalls, so far more than 1 million have involved vehicles since the beginning of the year, Honda added another 200,000 sedans, crossovers and minivans to the list of the latest recall, the problems with the manufacturer-shift interlock system.

The new recall comes as a particular embarrassment of the manufacturer to put Luxury Division, implications for the recently launched Acura RDX, which was intended, a high-tech-Halo around the brand.

About 17,500 of the 2013 sedans from the recall, along with 128,000 Honda CR-VS and 59,000 Odyssey minivans, Acura RDX the latter two models fall while he sold model year 2012 and 2013.

Analysts say that the width of the callback reflects the fact that the automakers are trying today to share components from a variety of products to reduce costs. But the strategy can backfire, if a problem occurs.

In this case, Honda, means "be to comply with temperatures after the first use of the vehicle shift lever mechanism can move the vehicle transmission from the Park position to depressingly possible without the brake pedal."

The issue is particularly sensitive for Honda had to could the 870,000 "outliers" Odyssey vans December last year remember, because it is inadvertently moved without transfer to Park will be closed. 370,000 Honda cars recall previously involved in a similar two years.

This latest recall comes just a week after the Japanese manufacturer announced that it lead 470,000 older sedans, vans and crossovers due to faulty airbags, the misfire or even, remember that fire a vehicle would.

In this case was Honda of one of the four manufacturers with airbags, the supplied parts of the Japanese manufacturer TAKATA. Overall, more than 3 million vehicles are covered worldwide by this product recall.

Meanwhile, Honda announced another in January airbag-related could remember, do this one because of missing rivets, which provide safety equipment not properly in a crash.

Was known for its quality and reliability that Honda reminds one of the two top brands in terms of the number of vehicles in the US market for the last four years.

The Japanese manufacturer says it has received no complaints from customers, Word crashes or injuries related to the shift interlock problem. But the situation could cause problems if not corrected. It plans to inform the affected customers directly by mid-May and repairs free of charge.

Owners can find out even more, the manufacturer says, by "go online and or by calling (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners or (800) 382-2238 for Acura owner, option 4."

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