Recall Alert: 384,220 Honda Vehicles


  • 2003 Honda Accord coupe and sedan with automatic transmission  
  • 2003 Honda Civic coupe and sedan with automatic transmission 
  • 2003-2004 Honda Element with automatic transmission 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the ignition system in the recalled vehicles could become defective over time. An interlocking mechanism within the ignition system can fail and allow the driver to remove the keys from the ignition without shifting the transmission to Park. 

If the transmission is not placed in Park and the emergency brake is not engaged, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of injury to others and to property. 

Honda will begin the recall on Sept. 29. The automaker will replace the interlocking pin and lever within the existing ignition switch and replace them with newly designed components. 

For more information, owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.

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