The japanese car manufacturer Honda announced Monday the recall 427,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada because of ignition problems that could allow drivers to remove their key from the ignition while the car is not in stop position.
Honda explained that some systems will lock the ignition were damaged or worn with time, and that in case of withdrawal of the key out of the off position, the vehicle could move without the knowledge of the driver and cause an accident.
“Honda has received several complaints about such failures in these vehicles and is aware of a small number of related incidents, including one which caused minor injuries”, said the carmaker in a press release.
The recalls relate to 197.000 Honda Accord and 117,000 in Civic of the year 2003, as well as approximately 69.000 models Element of 2003 and 2004 in the United States.
In Canada, 18.000 Agreement, 21.000 Civic, The 2,000 Acura 1.7 ELs from the 2003, as well as 3,000 Honda Element 2003 and 2004 are concerned.
Last week, Honda had already recalled in the United States 585 models Element of the year 2010 as a result of cable problems in the transmission.
The group was reported to have received several complaints on this issue, but has indicated that no incidents or injuries were reported.