Honda Recalls Issued.
Electrical System Ignition Recall
Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 Honda Accords, Civic two and four door, and model year 2003-2004 Honda Element vehicles for an Electrical System Ignition problem. The interlock lever of the ignition switch may unexpectedly deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.
This can allow removal of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position resulting in the vehicle rolling, which increases the risk of a crash and injury.
Dealers will remove the original interlock pin and lever within the ignition switch, and replace them with new, designed components. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about September 29, 2010. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov/.
Automatic Transmission Gear Position Recall
Honda is recalling certain model year 2010 Element Automatic Transmission Vehicles manufactured from April 1, 2010 though June 25, 2010. During assembly process, the cable that connects the shift lever to the transmission was not set correctly at the shift lever bracket. As a result the driver may move the gear shift lever, but the transmission may n ot be placed in the selcted gear. This can cause th key to be stuck int eh ignition switch, an inability to shift into or out of par, or an inability to shift into reverse, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will correct the matter free of charge by correctly setting the shift cable bushing. All owners will be contacted by telephone or by mail. The safety recall is expected to gein on or about August 9, 2010.
Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov/
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