By Kelsey Mays on April 19, 2013
Honda is recalling some 204,500 SUVs and minivans for a brake-shift interlock that can allow the transmission to shift away from Park without the driver pressing the brake. The recall, which affects the 2012-2013 Honda CR-V SUV and Odyssey minivan, as well as the 2013 RDX SUV from Honda's Acura luxury division, has not resulted in any incidents or complaints, Honda says, but an internal investigation found the automatic transmissions can slip out of Park in freezing temperatures.
In total, the automaker will recall around 128,000 CR-Vs, 59,000 Odysseys and 17,500 RDXs.
Honda will send notifications in May and encourages owners to bring their cars to authorized dealerships. Owners can also visit www.recalls.honda.com or www.recalls.acura.com, call the automaker's recall lines at 800-999-1009 (Honda) or 800-382-2238 (Acura) and select option 4, or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
Senior Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays likes quality, reliability, safety and practicality. But he also likes a fair price. Email Kelsey