We’ve had a recall in the news for a brake shift interlock and potential rollaway issue. Honda Canada has not yet released an official statement with details regarding recall dates on their website, there have been statements made to the media. Updated to include the official statement from Honda Canada – see below!
Honda says that the device stat stops drivers from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake may not work properly, especially in below-freezing temperatures (something that we are more than familiar with here in Edmonton, Alberta!). There have been no complaints, crashes or injuries reported due to this problem, and it was discovered during an internal investigation.
This recall will affect roughly 20,800 Honda CR-Vs and Odysseys from the 2012 and 2013 model years.
Here is the statement from Honda Canada:
MARKHAM, ON – Apr. 18, 2013 –Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 14,000 Honda CR-V vehicles and 4,500 Honda Odyssey vehicles from the 2012-2013 model years and 2,300 Acura RDX vehicles from the 2013 model year in Canada to replace a component of the brake shift interlock system in these vehicles. In sub-freezing temperatures after initial use of the vehicle’s gear-shift mechanism, it may be possible to shift the vehicle’s transmission out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal. No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during an internal investigation.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda Canada. Mailed notification to customers is expected to begin in May 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.honda.ca/recalls and www.acura.ca/recalls or by calling (888) 9HONDA9 for Honda owners or (888) 9ACURA9 for Acura owners.
Here at Wheaton Honda, we are encouraging our customers to contact us at their earliest convenience so that we can ensure that their vehicle is operating as safely as possible!
Source: CBC News