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Honda recall: 2.26 million Accords, CR-Vs have shifting woes

James Raia

Honda has announced the recall of more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. and China, including popular Accord, CR-V and Element models because of automatic transmission software issue.

The recall in the United States affects 1.5 million Accords and from model years 2005 through 2010, the CR-V (2007-2010) the Element (2005-2008).

According to the automaker, shifting between the reverse, neutral and drive positions can damage a bearing in the automatic transmission system.

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2010 Honda Accord

The problem could cause the engine to stall or make the parking gear difficult to engage.

Honda will also recall 760,515 Accords, Odysseys and Spirior cars in China, according to a statement on its Chinese website, as well as a smaller amount of vehicles in the Middle East, Latin America and elsewhere.

No injuries and deaths have been reported because of the transmission issue.

The automaker said it will begin notifying Honda owners starting Aug. 31.

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Article Last Updated: August 5, 2011.

3 thoughts on “Honda recall: 2.26 million Accords, CR-Vs have shifting woes”

  1. I wish the automatic transmission software issue would be resolved. And I am glad Honda decided to recall its vehicles before accidents and injuries occur. I will surely try to look for more updates on this issue.

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    • Yeah, I agree. Thanks for the story. I know that Honda could be able to recover their losses after they resolved this issue

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  2. I called my Honda Service Center to make an appointment to have this taken care of and was told they had not heard anything about it. I am taking a print out of your article to bring to their attention. Thanks for being up on this.

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