Honda, Ford, Chrysler and BMW Lead End Of Summer Safety Recall List
The end of summer has been a busy time for vehicle safety recalls. August’s largest campaign was launched by Honda, which was forced to recall 2.49 million automobiles worldwide due to a transmission issue caused by an apparent software bug. A full 1.5 million of the affected vehicles were sold in the U.S. market. Specifically, the problem has to do with the software that controls the shifting of automatic transmissions found in the 2005 to 2010 Honda Accord sedan (equipped with a four-cylinder engine), the 2007 to 2010 Honda CR-V and the 2005 to 2008 Honda Element. In order to repair the problem, Honda will install a software update that will eliminate the chance that the transmission could become damaged while moving quickly through the gears, such as when shifting between reverse, neutral and drive in rapid succession.