Although Santa Monica lemon law attorney Howard D. Silver has seen many large auto recalls affect consumers throughout southern California, each one is unique. Honda Motor Company, Ltd has issued a recall for a total of more than 800,000 vehicles due to a problem with the ignition systems. As reported by The Los Angeles Times, the defect has been linked to several accidents which have caused at least two injuries.
Honda has recalled 318,000 2003 and 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans, 259,000 2003 and 2004 Honda Pilot SUV and 230,000 2003 through 2006 Acura MDX SUVs. According to Honda, the ignition interlock mechanisms are faulty and can be worn down over time allowing keys to be removed from the ignition without having to put the transmission into park. This can lead to cars rolling away and possibly crashing.
Currently, several Odyssey owners have reported the rolling away of their vehicles, which has been tied to the interlock problem. One person reported that his vehicle ran over his leg when he was chasing it as it rolled away.
Honda has stated that it will notify owners of the official start of the recall in February 2013, during which time Honda dealerships will repair the defects without charge.
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