August 6, 2011 by staff
The recall includes 1.51 million vehicles in the U.S. Honda updated the software that controls the automatic transmission to facilitate the transition between gears and prevent damage. It has received 113 complaints from motorists in the U.S., including 45 for 11 positions for vehicles and motor park change.
The recall includes the 2005-10 four-cylinder Accords, CR-V 2007-10 and 2005-08 items. No injuries or deaths have been reported in relation to the subject. Honda spokesman Chris Martin said the automaker also is recalling vehicles in Canada, Mexico, China, South America and parts of the Middle East.
Without the software update, the automatic transmission bearing shaft of the affected vehicles can be damaged if the transmission is rapidly between each of the positions reverse, neutral and drive, as can be done in an attempt to displace a vehicle stuck in mud or snow. A damaged bearing can cause the motor to stop or give rise to difficulty taking the train parking lot. The software update will facilitate the transition between gears to reduce the possibility of damage, said Honda.
The Japanese automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the issue for several years. In September 2008, received three complaints to withstand breakage of the United States and began to investigate.
He has received other complaints throughout the world and changed service provider, taking the end of 2009. Honda will begin notifying owners on August 31.
Also Friday, the NHTSA said it is closing the investigation of some vehicles produced by Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.
Affected models are the 2004-07 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey Ford minivans, which had been investigated by the positions of the engine and other problems caused by a leak in a module.
An estimated 280,000 minivans are included in the model years.
NHTSA said the low failure rate does not justify a withdrawal. For the same reason, the agency closed its investigation into 266,000 Chevrolet Tahoe 2007 GMC Yukon SUVs and the allegations of the chrome inside door handles could be separated from the plastic and cause minor cuts.
In some cases, consumers reported minor hand / skin cuts. Of these, most were adults. Ninety percent of complaints related to the inner door handle delamination relate to the front doors. NHTSA recorded 746 complaints with 309 injuries in most cases were similar to a paper cut.
The door handle supplier was changed in September 2006 with new tools and processes in place in October 2006.
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