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Honda recalling 205,000 minivans, SUVs for transmission fault

by Drew Johnson

Honda has issues a recall covering more than 200,000 vehicles.

Honda is recalling more than 200,000 minivans and SUVs in the United States to address an automatic transmission issue.

Honda announced on Thursday that it is recalling 128,000 Honda CR-Vs, 59,000 Honda Odysseys and 17,500 Acura RDXs to fix an automatic transmission fault. All of the vehicles covered by the recall are from the 2012-13 model years.

According to Honda, sub-freezing temperatures could cause the vehicles' brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism to become slow, allowing the shift lever to move from 'Park' position without application of the brake pedal.

If the shift lever slips out of park, it could lead to a rollaway accident. However, no crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall.

Honda will fix the problem by installing an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism. The recall is scheduled to begin on May 13.

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