Washington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 Pilot and Odyssey and 2003 through 2006 Acura MDX passenger vehicles manufactured from November 26th, 2001, through August 30th, 2006.
The interlock lever of the ignition switch may deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.
|Vehicle Make / Model||Model Year(s)|
|Acura / MDX||2003-2006|
|Honda / Odyssey||2003-2004|
|Honda / Pilot||2003-2004|
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Report Receipt Date: December 11th, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V573000 PE12026
NHTSA Action Number: PE12026
Component: Electrical System:Ignition:Switch
Potential Number of Units Affected: 807,161
Removal of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated shift interlock lever and, if necessary, replace the ignition switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, February 7th, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1.800.999.1009.
Honda’s recall campaign numbers are S73 and S74. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.