Markham, Ontario – Honda will recall approximately 135,142 vehicles in Canada to update the automatic transmission software.
The recall affects certain 2005-2010 four-cylinder Accords, 2007-2010 CR-Vs and 2005-2008 Elements.
Without the update, the transmission’s secondary shaft bearing can suffer damage if the transmission is quickly shifted between each of the reverse, neutral and drive positions, such as when “rocking” the vehicle to get out of mud or snow. If the bearing is damaged, it can cause the engine to stall, or lead to difficulty in engaging the parking gear. The update eases the transition between gears to reduce the possibility of damage.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified beginning August 31, 2011. For more information, visit Honda or call 1-888-946-6329.