Honda has issued a recall that will affect over 2 million vehicles that ply roads in the US as well as China, as the Japanese automotive giant intends to update the automatic transmission software that sees action in a bunch of popular models. There will be 1.5 million cars in America affected by this recall, where among them include the 4-cylinder Accords from model years 2005 through 2010. Other affected makes from Honda include CR-Vs from 2007 through 2010 and Elements from 2005 through 2008.
It is said that shifting between the reverse, neutral and drive positions is a potent formula to causing damage to a bearing in the automatic transmission system – and people tend to do that whenever they make an attempt to dislodge a vehicle that is trapped in mud or snow.
The problem might eventually cause the engine to stall, or perhaps make it rather difficult to engage the parking gear. Thankfully, no deaths or injuries related to the automatic transmission issues have been attributed, according to Honda. Be it Toyota or Honda, it goes to show that there is no fool-proof company in the world. At least Honda is taking up the responsibility to fix such a potentially explosive issue early on upon discovery.