Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,800 model-year 2014-15 Honda Accord Hybrid sedans manufactured between Aug. 29, 2013, and May 30, 2015
The Problem: Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle’s speed to 40 mph and functioning only on battery power; once the battery is depleted, the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the hybrid system software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners on Nov. 6. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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