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Honda Motor Co Recalls Over 400,000 Automobiles

Honda Motor Co. has confirmed that it will recall over 400,000 automobiles in the United States and Canada because of a defect that could cause cars to roll away if they are parked incorrectly. The vehicles identified in the recall are the Accord, Civic and Element models from 2003 and 2004. The models in Canada include those and some Acura 1.7 ELs.

The recall involves a part known as the ignition interlock lever. This device is intended to keep drivers from removing their key from the ignition when the vehicle has not been put in park. If the lever fails, it could allow the vehicle to roll away when parked incorrectly. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded its inquiry of the potential defect for the 2002 model year Accord. At that time, Honda received reports of 10 crashes related to the defect. Consumers had reported 11 crashes to the safety agency (NHTSA) for the same problem. Honda has indicated that it will begin notifying consumers of the recall in September. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call the Law Firm of McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A. at 1-888-353-5513 for a free consultation.