Honda recall: 1.5 million vehicles for software fix
Honda recall involves transmission software in recent Accords, CR-Vs, and Elements. Honda recall notifications to begin Aug. 31.
WASHINGTON — Honda is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. to update the software on the automatic transmission to decrease the possibility of transmission damage.
The company said Friday that without the change, the transmission's secondary shaft bearing can be damaged when the car is shifted too quickly. Honda said that can happen when a driver tries to get the vehicle dislodged from mud or snow.
Honda says it will begin sending recall notifications to customers on Aug. 31. The company says that no injuries or deaths have been reported because of the problem.