Honda Announces Recall

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:45am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 7:25am

Honda says it needs to recall over 380,000 of its vehicles due to a concern over rollaways.

The gigantic auto maker's recall includes 197,000 Accord and 117,000 Civic sedans from the 2003 model year and about 69,000 Element vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years.

The danger involves the possibility of removing keys from the ignition without the car being in park.  That can lead to rollaways.

The NHTSA says it has received about 16 complaints highlighting this exact issue.  Honda has recalled some of its cars before over the same problem, back in 2003.

Contact your local Honda dealership to find out if your car is included in the recall.
 

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This is not the only safety and design issue with the Honda Accord. The NHTSA has over 1100 complaints on file about the 2003 Honda Accord. Of the 1144 complaints (as of 8/9/10) referred to this agency, 383 fall into the power train: automatic transmission category.

Information from the NHTSA web-site reveals that in the 03 Accord, trans failure occurs quickly and many times at highway speeds. Cars are coming to a near complete stop, in traffic from 65+ MPH. Go to: www.safercar.gov

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