In two separate recall notices, Honda announced that they will recall more than 1.5 million vehicles.
Approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled to update the software that controls the automatic transmission; 80,111 vehicles are being recalled to replace the power window master switch; and more than 5,000 vehicles are being recalled due to transmission problems.
Without the software update, the automatic transmission of certain 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles can be damaged if the transmission is quickly shifted between each of the reverse, neutral and drive positions, which may occur when a driver is trying to dislodge a vehicle that is stuck in snow or mud. This may cause the engine to stall or lead to difficulty engaging the parking gear.
Power window problems prompted the recall of 80,000 CR-V vehicles from 2006. The design of the power window master switch can allow residue from interior cleaners to accumulate. Over time, this can cause the electrical contacts to degrade, which may lead to a fire in the switch.
Honda will also voluntary recall 5,625 CR-Z vehicles from 2011 equipped with manual transmissions because a problem with the motor may cause the hybrid vehicle to move forwards or backwards, potentially leading to a crash.
For more information, owners may visit the Honda Owner Link site.
If you have been injured by a recalled product, product liability attorneys may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.