Honda recalls vehicles

Friday, 13 August 2010

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Another Japanese car manufacturer is recalling hundreds of thousands of its vehicles due to a fault that could have lead to drivers having to make claims on their car insurance.

Following on from Toyota's global recalls last year, Honda is to recall over 400,000 of its cars in the USA and Canada.

The company - often thought of as a byword for reliability - is citing problems with the ignition interlock lever in Accords, Civics, Elements and some Acuras from 2003 and 2004 that could lead to parked cars rolling away.

Although no Hondas in the UK are affected, some experts are warning that this could be a symptom of a worldwide problem affecting every quarter of the motor industry.
Ignition interlocks are commonplace in automatic vehicles, and prevent drivers from removing their keys unless the car is in park mode.

Honda's experience suggests that these components wear out more quickly than previously thought.

A rollaway incident is likely to lead to a costly car insurance claim or worse, so drivers should be on the alert for any further news on product recalls.

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