Recall News Alert: Honda Vehicles
Posted by Kimarie Wolf on August 11, 2010
The New York Times is reporting that Honda is recalling an additional 384,000 models of 2003-04 Accords, Civics and Elements. This current recall comes on the heels of two previous recalls for the same problem, except the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating whether the previous recalls covered all defected vehicles.
The problem revolves around the shift interlock system malfunctioning, allowing someone to turn the car off and take out the key without the vehicle being in Park, giving it the ability to roll away. There have been 17 crashes reported due to the defect, although no injuries have been reported.
Previous recalls occurred in 2003 and 2005, and involved various Honda models dating all the way back to 1997. With the three recalls combined, around 1.4 million vehicles have been affected. However this is also the second recall in little over a year, as in July of 2009, 440,000 vehicles were recalled for an air bag defect that was originally reported in 2008, but at the time led to a recall of only 3,900 vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating whether Honda is issuing their recalls in a timely manner as well as covering all defected vehicles. The investigation could lead to penalties for Honda if it is determined that they are not doing so.
Not only is this recent string of recalls for the automaker rearing its head into one of the 10 Worst Product Recalls of All Time, the company’s suppliers would benefit from having Dynamics NAV to help them efficiently track their inventory at all stages of the product life cycle.