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Honda recalling 800,000 minivans, SUVs

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Honda is recalling 800,000 minivans and SUVs because the key can be removed when the vehicle isn’t in Park. In that situation, the vehicle could roll away. Ordinarily, it should be impossible to pull the key out of the ignition unless the automatic transmission’s gear selector is in Park, preventing the wheels from rolling. In some Honda vehicles, the mechanism that locks the key into the ignition can wear out, particularly if drivers repeatedly attempt to remove the key when the vehicle is not in Park. But Honda says that even if this mechanism wears out, the key will not be able to be removed if the vehicle’s engine is running. The recall involves about 318,000 model year Honda (HMC) Odyssey minivans and 259,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2003 and 2004 model years. About 230,000 Acura MDX SUVs are being recalled for the same problem. Acura is Honda’s luxury division.

Honda recalling 800,000 minivans, SUVs

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