Honda has announced a voluntary recall of 807,161 minivans and sport utility vehicles due to the potential malfunction with the ignition interlock feature, which keep keys locked into the ignition when a car is not in park, increasing the risk of a crash..
According to the recall notice, removal of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position can allow the vehicle to rollaway, potentially leading to a crash. The recalls affects the following vehicles that are equipped with the ignition switch:
- Model year 2003 Acura MDX manufactured November 2001 through August 2006
- Model year 2003 Honda Odyssey manufactured November 2001 through August 2006
- Model year 2003 Honda Pilot manufactured November 2001 through August 2006
Under the recall notice, Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealers. The dealers will install an updated shift interlock level and replace the ignition switch and it will be performed free of charge. For additional information, owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
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