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.
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.
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