Honda Recalls More Than 800K SUV’s and Minivans
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Dec-2012
Risk of rolling away prompted Honda to extend a safety recall to include more than 800,000 more vehicles, including minivans and SUV’s.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least two people have been injured in car accidents related to the vehicle defect tied to an ignition mechanism that can easily become worn. As many as 43 complaints were filed in relation to the Honda ignition defect, the NHTSA noted.
Vehicles affected include:
- Honda Odyssey mini vans
- 2003-2004 Honda Pilot SUV’s
- 2003-2006 Acura MDX SUV’s
All of the vehicles included in Honda’s recall have automatic transmission. According to Honda, the ignition mechanism may wear, giving drivers the ability to remove the keys in that ignition without shifting the vehicle into park. As a result, the affected vehicles are at risk of rolling away. Sixteen accidents were reported to the NHTSA that may have been related to the flawed ignition.
Auto recalls can sometimes come long after flaws are recognized, relying, instead on accidents and injuries to ignite change and draw attention to auto defects. Victims who’ve been injured as a result of a manufacturer defect, design or maintenance flaw can often require experienced advocacy from an attorney familiar with the details, standards and laws governing auto manufacturers and maintenance companies in the U.S.
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