According to several news agencies, Honda has reported that it’s issuing a recall for several models of vehicles over a possible crash risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported in an official publication that the 2012 Acura RDX, and the 2012 and 2013 Odyssey and CR-V vehicles have been equipped with certain brake-shift interlocks with a potentially defective blocking mechanism that could fail while under sub-freezing temperatures. If that occurs, the gear selector may move from the Park position to another gear, increasing the risk associated with an unintended rollaway problem.
The federal agency has stated that affected vehicles are being repaired for free. Owners of the affected models who haven’t been contacted by the company yet should contact them at once. Up to this moment, incidents related to this recall haven’t been reported, however, the federal agency has urged consumers to respond quickly to the recall and have this issue eradicated before anybody is injured.
If you believe your vehicle may have been linked to this recall, follow this link to read the full article. As an attorney, I urge consumers to check any vehicles they are looking into purchasing for any open recalls before having the deal sealed. California car owners with the affected models in their possession should act promptly.