Honda is to recall more than 2,000 Accords in the UAE under a global operation to repair a software problem that could damage the car’s automatic transmission, a spokesperson from the carmaker’s Middle East dealership said Wednesday.
The carmaker will recall 2.49 million of its cars, small SUVs and minivans worldwide, including the popular Accord, to carry out a software update to resolve the issue.
Without the repair, the automatic transmission in these vehicles could be damaged if the driver quickly shifts between gears. That might cause the engine to stall or make it difficult to put the car into park.The recall will focus on 2005-2010 four-cylinder Accord model, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles, a statement on Honda’s US website said.
“No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition,” the statement said. “Notification to customers will begin on August 31, 2011.”
The carmaker did not disclose the estimated cost of the recall.The news is the latest in a slew of global recalls issued by carmakers over vehicle flaws, led by Japanese manufacturer Toyota which has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles worldwide since 2009.Honda recalled 7,000 Civic models in the UAE earlier this year over a cooling issue with the engine, while Daimler in March recalled 1,800 Mercedes Benz due to a faulty cruise function.
Last March saw Honda recall around 245 Odysseys to investigate a reported braking issue.
Honda Middle East, part of Trading Enterprises and a subsidiary of Al Futtaim Motors, advised customers affected by the recall to contact their local distributor.
From / Arabian Business News