Honda Recalls 1.5 Million VehiclesAccording to the Associated Press, Honda is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles throughout the United States to make updates to the software on the automatic transmissions systems; changes Honda hopes will decrease the likelihood of transmission damage.
What will happen if the changes are not made? Honda claims that failure to make the modifications may result in the damage to the transmissions secondary shaft bearing, if the car is shifted to quickly. This most often occurs when a driver attempts to get a vehicle out of snow or mud.
Recalls affect the 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles and notices will be sent beginning August 31, 2011.
Although the company confirms that there have been no deaths or injuries from the automatic transmission problem, the company has chosen to proactively deal with the issue.
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