Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it will recall more than 2.3 million vehicles in the United States, China, and Canada due to an automotive defect.
According to company officials, the voluntary recall was prompted by concerns that the vehicles’ transmission could be damaged if the owner shifts quickly between the reverse, neutral, and drive positions. These quick shifts are commonly done in an attempt to dislodge a vehicle struck in the mud or snow. Honda says the issue stems from a problem with the vehicles’ software.
The Japanese automaker is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles in the United States, 760,515 vehicles in China, and 135,142 in Canada. The total number is equal to 65 percent of Honda’s worldwide sales last year.
In the U.S., some of Honda’s 2005 to 2010 four-cylinder Accord models, 2007-2010 CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element vehicles are included in the recall. The models affected were sold before Honda had to deal with parts shortage after the March 11 earthquake disrupted auto industry supply chains.
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