Honda recalling 2.26M vehicles world-wide over automatic transmission failure

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The Honda Accord has a history of failing automatic transmission. If you look at recall service bulletins on the Honda Accord, you will find that there is almost a recall on every generation of the Honda Accord on transmission. And today, history just repeats itself for the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord is hit with another massive recall on its automatic transmission, and it is also affected other Honda vehicles that shared the same transmission.

Honda has announced a voluntary recall on about 2.26 million vehicles around the world, of which 1.5 million are here in the United States. The affected vehicles are the 2005-2010 Accord (four-cylinder only), 2007-2010 CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element.

The problem arises when quick shifts are made between Reverse, Neutral and Drive, and results in damage to the transmission’s secondary shaft. Honda states that a secondary shaft can be damaged and a bearing can break, which can cause the engine to stall or lead to difficulty with putting the vehicle in Park. As you can see, Honda transmissions are a “weak sauce.”

Owners of affected vehicles can bring their cars for a free of charge repair. The repair is an update to the transmission’s control module software to ease the transition between gears to reduce the possibility of damage. Honda will begin notification to affected owners on August 31st.