Japanese-based auto company Honda is all set to recall more than 871,000 vehicles world wide. The vehicles have been recalled for a defect which could cause the vehicle to roll away even when the driver thinks that it has been parked correctly.
The automaker released a statement on December 12, 2012, in which it said that it will be recalling a bulk of its US and Canadian vehicles. The number of vehicles to be recalled in the US are 807,000, whereas 52,000 vehicles will be recalled in Canada.
The company also said that it was aware of two incidents in which people received minor injuries due to the defect.
Honda had conducted an investigation after several complaints were received and they determined that the ignition interlock mechanism can get damaged or worn-out, to the point where it is possible to remove the key when the transmission has not been shifted to park.
Honda said in a statement, “If the transmission is not in park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll away and a crash could occur”. The company recall has affected vehicles like the Honda Odssey and the Honda Pilot from the 2003-2004 model years, as well as the Acura MDX from the 2003-2006 model years.
Honda will mail notices to the owners of affected cars in the month of February, 2013 and will conduct all repairs free of charge.