Honda Recalls 204,500 Vehicles, Including 2012-'13 CR-V, for Rollaway Risk


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    American Honda is recalling 204,500 2012-'13 Honda CR-Vs and Odysseys, and the 2013 Acura RDX, because of a problem that could allow the vehicles to roll away. | April 19, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • American Honda is recalling 204,500 2012-'13 Honda CR-Vs and Odysseys, and the 2013 Acura RDX, because of an automatic shift-lever problem that could allow the vehicles to roll away.
  • No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to the recall, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
  • The recall is expected to begin on May 13.

WASHINGTON — American Honda is recalling 204,500 2012-'13 Honda CR-Vs and Odysseys, and the 2013 Acura RDX, because of an automatic shift-lever problem that could allow the vehicles to roll away, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the gear selector is moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal, it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash."

No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to the recall, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

In other documents filed with federal safety regulators, Honda said it issued a stop-sale order on the vehicles as of April 12.

Honda dealers will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism to fix the vehicles. The recall is expected to begin on May 13. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Edmunds says: Honda said it is advising owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles in to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive recall notification.

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