Honda Recalls 384K Vehicles

Faulty ignition locks can cause cars, SUVs to roll away
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2010 5:06 PM CDT
Honda Recalls 384K Vehicles
In this photo released by American Honda Motors Co. Inc., a 1995 Honda Civic meets Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard and goes on sales in California.   (AP Photo/American Honda Motors Co. Inc.)

Honda recalled 384,000 vehicles today over a malfunction that could cause the cars and SUVs to roll away while parked, the Detroit News reports. The recall applies to all 2003 Accords and Civics as well as Elements from 2003 and 2004—all of which have problems with their ignition locks. Though the end result—rolling away—was the same, a Honda rep said different problems were to blame in different models.

"These are different parts. They are different issues that are causing this same sort of symptom," a Honda spokesman said. Despite the many causes, ignition locks are a chronic problem for Honda—the company has recalled 1.4 million vehicles over the issue.
(More Honda recall stories.)

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