Honda is recalling 383,000 Accords, Civics and Elements from 2003-2004 because they might roll away after they’ve been parked.
The car maker said that the ignition interlock can become damaged or worn over time and that it’s possible to take out the key even if the car is not in park. Without the user setting the parking brake, the car could roll away and hurt stuff or get boo-boos on itself.
The recall expands two earlier recalls, bringing the total number of cars recalled to 1.4 million.
When the recall begins in late September, dealers are planning to replace the faulty ignition interlocks for free.
Owners can go to recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009 option 4 for more information.
Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Ignition Switch Interlock Mechanism Recall: 2003 Honda Accord and Civic, 2003/2004 Honda Element; 2003 Acura 1.7EL [Honda]
Honda Recalls 384,000 Vehicles Over a Familiar Problem [NYT]