Honda to recall over 2 m cars in US, China

Honda to recall over 2 m cars in US, China

Honda said in a press release on its US site that the vehicles in the voluntary recall will include Accord, CR-V and Element models.

No injuries or deaths have been reported, the statement said.

Honda China said in a statement on its website it had notified the nation’s quality watchdog that from Monday, it would recall 760,515 cars to update the software that controls their automatic transmission.

The auto giant said the vehicles in the recall would include Accord, Odyssey and Spirior models, manufactured between July 2004 and November 2009.

A bearing in the automatic transmission system was not built with sufficient strength and as a result it may emit an abnormal noise or cause the engine to stall under certain gear shift operations, Honda said.

Similar Honda models are sold in Canada, Europe and other markets. Altogether, 2.49 million Honda models installed with the faulty transmission are involved, Kyodo quoted Honda officials as saying. They said the affected Honda models are not sold in Japan.

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