Honda and Acura Recalling 205,000 Vehicles to Fix Faulty Shift Interlock

By Jacob Brown | April 18, 2013
Honda is recalling nearly 205,000 vehicles to replace the shift interlock in the 2012 and 2013 Honda CR-V, 2012 and 2013 Honda Odyssey, and 2013 Acura RDX. Affecting approximately 128,000 CR-Vs, 59,000 Odysseys, and 17,500 RDXs, effective immediately Honda is reeling the vehicles back in because the interlock could falter, allowing vehicles to be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal. It has been federally mandated that a vehicle not shifting out of Park without using the brake pedal for decades now. Honda says no vehicles have rolled away or driven off accidentally, as this issue was found during an internal quality check by Honda, and there are therefore no accidents as a result of this condition. Still, it's better to be safe than sorry. Notifications for drivers of affected Acura RDX, Honda CR-V, and Honda Odyssey models will be sent via snail mail in mid-May. Drivers will be able to take their vehicles into their local Honda dealers and have the shift interlocks fixed or replaced free of charge. Those with any questions concerning the recall can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009 and Acura at (800) 382-2238, selecting option 4. and will also have further information on steps to take with affected Honda and Acura vehicles. Source: Honda