The Straits Times
Published on Dec 13, 2012

Honda recalls 871,000 vehicles on roll away defect


CHICAGO (AFP) - Honda will recall more than 871,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a defect that could allow them to roll away when a driver thinks it's been parked, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday.

The bulk of the US and Canadian-made vehicles - 807,000 - will be recalled in the United States while 52,000 will be called back in Canada.

Honda said it was aware of two incidents in which people received "minor injuries" as a result of the defect.

After an investigation of several complaints, it determined that the ignition interlock mechanism can be damaged or worn to the point where it's possible to remove the key when the transmission hasn't been shifted to park.