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Acura RDX Recall 13V143000

Shifter May Move Without Depressing Brake Pedal

Recall Details

The shift interlock system is designed to prevent the shifter from being moved out of the park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. These vehicles are being recalled because during sub-freezing temperatures, the interlock mechanism may be slow to operate. The could allow the shifter to be moved from the park position when it should not be allowed to do so. As a result the vehicle could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install an updated shift interlocking mechanism to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

During sub-freezing temperatures, it may be possible to move the shifter from the park position without stepping on the brake pedal.

What Should You Do?

Honda will notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning May 13, 2013. If you experience problems with the shifter, or you are not notified and feel you should have been, please contact your local dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Honda recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.

Drive Train, April 15, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 15, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
204,169
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V143000
Component
POWER TRAIN

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
Consequence
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.
Notes
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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