From: Daniel on
On Aug 9, 4:47 pm, PungentPussy <clitte...(a)> wrote:
> For decades Ford was notorious for poor-quality ignition and
> transmission systems.  Many are not convinced these are still not
> thorns in Ford's side.
> But Honda?
> Uh-umm...
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> "Honda recalling nearly 400K vehicles"
> The Associated Press
> Monday, August 9, 2010; 1:09 PM
> WASHINGTON -- Honda Motor Co. is recalling the popular Accord and
> Civic passenger cars to address problems with an ignition switch that
> could allow the key to be removed without the transmission being
> shifted into park, its third recall over the problem since 2003.
> Honda said the most recent recall involved 384,220 vehicles and
> includes 2003 model year Accord and Civics and 2003-2004 versions of
> the Honda Element. Honda told the National Highway Traffic Safety
> Administration that the defect with the automatic transmissions could
> lead to a vehicle rolling away and increase the risk of a crash.
> The Japanese automaker said in a statement the recall would involve
> about 197,000 Accords, 117,000 Civics and 69,000 Elements. The company
> said it has received several complaints about the ignition interlock
> and "is aware of a small number of related incidents, including one
> that resulted in a minor injury."
> Honda said the ignition interlock mechanism could be damaged or worn
> during use and "it may become possible to remove the ignition key when
> the shift lever is not in park." Unless the parking brake is set, the
> vehicle could roll away under those circumstances and lead to a crash.
> The three related recalls have involved about 1.4 million vehicles
> since 2003. Honda recalled more than 560,000 minivans and sedans,
> including the 1998-99 Accord, to correct the ignition park-shift
> interlock defect in October 2003. In January 2005, Honda recalled
> nearly 490,000 passenger cars, including certain 1999-2002 Accords,
> because of the ignition switch problem.
> The latest recall followed an investigation opened by NHTSA in January
> 2009 after the government received 16 complaints about the failure of
> the ignition interlock in 2002 and 2003 Accords. Eleven of the
> complaints alleged that the failure of the interlocks led to rollaway
> crashes.
> The recall of the Accord, Civic and Element is expected to begin in
> late September. Dealers plan to remove an interlock pin and lever
> within the ignition switch and replace them at no charge.
> Owners can go to Honda at (800)
> 999-1009 and select option 4 for more information.

2003? Really? A part MIGHT wear out? Really? Who would have thought
that over 7 years of operation that a part could WEAR OUT?

What a stupid reason for a recall.