American Honda Motor Company, Inc. announced the recall of over 870,000 of its minivans and SUVs, which are considered Honda’s family line of vehicles. This recall is related to a faulty ignition switch, which can cause the vehicle to roll away without the keys even being in the ignition. Obviously this problem poses a substantial likelihood of injury not only to the driver, but people around the vehicle. This is not only a major safety risk, but could be the basis of a lemon law claim for Honda and Acura owners.
This is not the first time Honda has had issues with regard to the ignition switch. Since 2003 Honda has recalled over 2.3 million vehicles for issues related to the ignition switch. This recall is for 2003 and 2004 model year Honda Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs, as well as 2003 through 2006 model year Acura MDX SUVs.
To date the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported two injuries related to this Honda recall. The most serious injury involved a Honda Odyssey rolling over the driver’s leg and breaking it.
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. had authorized it local Honda dealerships to repair the ignition interlock system at no charge to Honda and Acura owners. The recall is scheduled to begin in February 2013. However, given the serious nature of the recall owners of potential lemon Hondas and lemon Acuras are strongly encouraged to take in their Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Acura MDX for this repair at their earliest convenience.
If you own or lease a lemon Honda Odyssey, lemon Honda Pilot, or Lemon Acura MDX and you have experienced any problems with your ignition or transmission, do not delay in consulting with the experienced Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts for a free case evaluation. Call the experienced lemon law attorneys at Consumer Law Experts today for a free case review and an explanation of your lemon law rights and process.