Honda recalling 871,000 SUVs and minivans over rollaway fear

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Honda is recalling 871,000 SUVs and minivans for an issue in which the vehicles may roll away after the key has been removed form the
ignition. 92 percent of the recalled vehicles, or 807,000 vehicles are in the US. According to a report from Reuters, the effected vehicles include certain numbers of the Honda Odyssey and Pilot, as well as the Acura MDX. Here are the recall figures:
2003-2004 Honda Odyssey: 318,000 vehicles 2003-2004 Honda Pilot: 259,000 vehicles 2003-2005 Acura MDX: 230,000 vehicles Additional Honda vehicles outside US: 64,000
The specific issue at the center of the recall pertains to the ignition interlock. A part of that system could become damaged or worn. As a result, the key could be removed, even if the car's transmission is in drive or the vehicle is still on.
A probe was opened into the issue after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 43 complaints, including several reported injuries. NHTSA found that the vehicles in these complaints rolled off, and some hit parked cars, fences, trees and mailboxes. One owner even reported a fractured fibula sustained while trying to stop an Odyssey that was rolling away. In February of 2013, Honda will commence the distribution of recall noticed to the vehicles in question.
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On 12/14/2012 07:45 AM, MummyChunk wrote: <snip>

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871,000 vehicles with 43 complaints - all of which were driven by fully competent unmistaken experts who weren't lying about insurance claims, completely unrelated to any driver wanting to get out of a lease or finance agreement they could no longer afford, fully and impartially investigated by the same people that alleged but couldn't find any problems with toyota, and found to be substantiated and unique to honda and not a single "domestic" [translate: "assembled in usa from chines components"] manufacturer.
yeah, i'll buy this. not.
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If they received 43 complaints there may have already been 86 or 430 nonreported incidents, and with aging parts there may be 860 or 43,000 more likely to happen.
But it sounds like something Honda might want to fix for their own reasons, to maintain their quality and customer service reps.
J.
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On 12/14/2012 09:30 AM, JRStern wrote:

that's simply speculation.
there were hundreds of actual complaints about the toyota runaways. which were found to be unsubstantiated. so it's not the number of complaints, it's the number of substantiated failures. which the article doesn't tell us of course because that's not the objective.

why didn't frod do that with my grandmother's crown vic?
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I dunno, but Honda thanks them.
J.
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On 12/14/2012 06:20 PM, JRStern wrote:

i think frod thanks honda. frod buyers do so regardless, so cutting corners just means more bonuses for the mba's that "identify cost saving opportunities".
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Or to limit liability.
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