Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. announced Wednesday it is recalling 807,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States due to a rollaway problem, according to local media reports.
Honda said the move is taken to deal with the faulty ignition interlock. It went into detail by saying that a part in the ignition interlock could be damaged or worn, which enables the key to be removed even if the transmission lever of a motor vehicle has not been shifted to park.
The recall in the U.S. includes 318,000 Honda Odyssey and 259,000 Honda Pilot vehicles of 2003-2004 models, as well as 230,000 Acura MDX crossovers of 2003-2006 models.
The U.S. safety investigators began a probe into the 2003-2004 Odyssey and Pilot vehicles early in October on receiving 43 consumer complaints related to the ignition switch.
Worldwide, the Japanese automaker is expected to recall 871,000 vehicles this time.
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