Honda Announces Recall Of Civics And Accords

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (Kyodo) — Honda Motor Co. on Monday announced the recall of a total of about 434,000 vehicles in North America and other regions due to a defect that could cause the cars to roll away if they are parked incorrectly. The recall affects such vehicles as the Accord and Civic from the 2003 and 2004 model years.

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (Kyodo) — Honda Motor Co. on Monday announced the recall of a total of about 434,000 vehicles in North America and other regions due to a defect that could cause the cars to roll away if they are parked incorrectly.

The recall affects such vehicles as the Accord and Civic from the 2003 and 2004 model years. There are some 384,000 cars under recall in the United States, about 44,000 in Canada and a total of roughly 6,000 in Germany and Latin America.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Japanese automaker said the defect with the automatic transmissions could lead to a vehicle rolling away and increase the risk of an accident.

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