MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Honda Canada will recall
approximately 23,300 Honda Odyssey and 12,400 Honda Pilot vehicles from
the 2003-2004 model years and approximately 16,600 Acura MDX vehicles
from the 2003-2006 model years in Canada to address a potential
malfunction of the ignition interlock feature of these vehicles. Honda
Canada has received several complaints about such failures in these
vehicles, but has received no reports of accidents or injuries related
to this issue.
The ignition interlock mechanism can be damaged or worn under specific
types of usage. If this happens, it may become possible to remove the
ignition key when the shift lever is not in Park. If the transmission
is not in Park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll
away, increasing the risk of an accident.
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. Mailed notification to
customers will be sent in late January 2013. In addition to contacting
customers by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able
to determine if their vehicles require inspection 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
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
For further information:
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416