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Honda announces Odyssey, Pilot and Acura recall over roll-away concerns

GasBuddy Blog -- Honda Motor Co. will recall 871,000 vehicles that could roll away after the ignition key has been removed, including 807,000 in the United States, the company announced earlier this week.

Honda says that a part in the ignition interlock could become damaged or worn, enabling the key to be removed even if the vehicle's transmission lever has not been shifted into park.

"If the transmission is not in park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll away and a crash could occur," the company said in a statement.

Honda said the recall affects 318,000 Odyssey minivans and 259,000 Pilot crossovers from model years 2003-2004, and 230,000 Acura MDX crossovers from model years 2003-2006. The recall also...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:54:21 AM

doubt they'd institute that for 6 to 10 year old vehicles, nb.
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nb52
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 5:11:21 AM

Maybe each Honda should come with valet parking, aye?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 4:53:07 AM

bear: I leave my car in first gear, but then, it's a stick shift (bought new intentionally as stick as I like manual transmissions). And first gear means, that vehicle doesn't go anywhere.
Plus, I use the parking brake.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 8:20:13 PM

I like HONDA
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mswillia
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:37:47 AM

old
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bearzz
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:33:54 AM

Repeat, repeat, repeat. But who the heck leaves their car in gear????????
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MightyDude
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:03:15 AM

operative being: and the parking brake not set...
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:02:04 AM

Good for Honda to act quickly. Bad that this is a defect. Worse that drivers leave their cars in gear other than park when they leave the car - that's the reason for having a "park" gear!
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:01:13 AM

HAT TRICK! Same article three days in a row

Anyone who does put a car in gear and/or set the parking brake deserves to have their car roll away.
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ntass1
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:00:47 AM

still a great vehicle everybody has recalls.
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DJRIO
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:59:23 AM

Again another repeated article.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:58:15 AM

Another fix.
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mashfund
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:55:08 AM

Another reason to regularly use parking break is that with long periods of non-use it can stick when applied. Using parking brake regularly is a good habit to develop with any car.
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marion1739
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:40 AM

No horse and buggy recalls lately and they produce not consume gas lol
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:28 AM

I heard about this.
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mickealo
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:25 AM

it seems all makes and models have their problems at some point
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:52:01 AM

Be safe. Think safe.
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:49:10 AM

CAN"T BE!! Just ask Consumer Reports.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:49:04 AM

This will cause Honda a big chunk of change because people are stupid.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:47:37 AM

If the driver uses common sense, there would be no problem.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:46:16 AM

need to get it fix
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:45:54 AM

Stay with american cars!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:43:58 AM

they have to fix their problems
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riddellr
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:43:55 AM

Are you guys serious? Bashing Honda because a "nanny" part (the ignition interlock) might wear out and let you take the keys out of the ignition with the car in gear? If you turn off your car with it in gear and pull the key out and your car rolls away, I blame the driver. How lame we have become in today's world? Pay attention to what you are doing, and these things won't happen! I give Honda high praise for addressing this issue without having to be ordered by the courts like other auto makers!
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:42:34 AM

stay safe out there
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:42:14 AM

Buy American and use your head. Parking break???
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:41:28 AM

again
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:39:24 AM

It's all about the bottom line
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:38:07 AM

That is the problem when companies cut corners to maintain profits. The product suffers.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:37:47 AM

most times it is an operator problem.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:36:47 AM

What a drag...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:35:56 AM

Way too old
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:34:02 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:33:38 AM

OK
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Competition can create a rush to production.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:29:09 AM


Here we go again with recalls...
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:28:37 AM

Prpblems, problems
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:26:38 AM

So even good quality cars have recalls
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Buy non UAW. Let someone sober build your next $ 40,000 investment.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:25:47 AM

already read this
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:25:20 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:23:59 AM

3rd posting????
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Buy American
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:23:24 AM

Very old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:23:04 AM

Some people need supervision.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:22:45 AM

If a motorist is dumb enough to leave his car without putting his transmission in Park or setting the hand brake, he DESERVES to lose his car. He shouldn't blame the manufacturer, just his own stupidity.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:22:29 AM

Old news
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vlaz55
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:20:47 AM

On the initial report I though this was a defect, but now it sounds more like a problem of stupid drivers. Why would you park and leave your vehicle in neutral?
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:20:41 AM

Old news from the weekend.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:20:18 AM

Doesn't Honda put parking brakes in their cars?
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