According to Reuters,
Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
) recently recalled 342K Odyssey minivans and 63.4K Acura MDXs to
fix a malfunctioning computer chip in the airbag control unit.
The company revealed that the chip deploys the airbags in the
driver and passenger seat on receipt of some electrical noises
from parts of the car, even in the absence of any collision.
While Honda is not aware of any car accidents due to this
problem, some hand injuries have been reported. As a result, the
company has recalled almost 405,400 cars to install an electrical
signal filter, which will solve the problem.
Honda has recalled the 2003 and 2004 model year Odyssey
minivans from the U.S. and Canada and the 2003 model year Acura
MDX from the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia.
Last month, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., the Chinese arm of
Honda, announced the recall of all Siwei CR-V vehicles
manufactured from Mar 2, 2010 to Aug 30, 2012. The recall was
made to fix a defective front shock absorber piston rod.
According to the General Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine, the defective rod can break in some
cases, leading to safety issues. Thus, Honda recalled almost
However, Honda is not the only automaker plagued by product
recalls. Earlier this week,
Ford Motor Co.
) Indian arm Ford India Pvt. Ltd. reportedly recalled more than
166,000 Figo subcompact hatchback and Classic compact cars in
Ford recalled the vehicles to fix potential issues regarding
the rear twist beam (RTB) and power-assisted steering (PAS) hose.
Moreover, last month Ford recalled 370,000 units of Ford Crown
Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans
manufactured from 2005 to 2011 in the U.S and Canada to replace a
General Motors Company
) also recently recalled the diesel version of Chevrolet Sail.
The automaker is recalling 4,000 vehicles in India to fix a
faulty engine part.
Toyota Motor Corporation
) recalled 780K vehicles for the second time earlier this month
to fix a problem in the rear tie rod. The company recalled 18K
2010 Lexus HS 250h autos and 760K Toyota RAV4 SUV of model years
2006 to 2011 in Aug 2012, following several complaints.
Before that, Toyota recalled 369,000 vehicles worldwide,
including about 235,000 in the U.S., roughly 74,000 in Japan and
37,500 in Europe to fix a hybrid-system problem.
Honda currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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