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Recall 15V602000

Hybrid System Enters Fail-Safe Mode And Vehicle Stalls

Recall Details

Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to enter a fail-safe mode, and disable the vehicle engine from operating. This would also limit vehicle speed to 40 miles per hour, and the make the vehicle stall when the battery loses its charge. Dealers will update the hybrid system software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hybrid system may enter a fail-safe mode as a result of electrical interference. This could disable the engine and require the vehicle to run solely on battery power. This would limit the vehicle speed to 40 miles per hour and cause the vehicle to stall when the battery loses its charge.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in November 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, September 25, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 25, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,786
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V602000
Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid vehicles manufactured August 29, 2013, to May 30, 2015. Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle's speed to 40 miles per hour and functioning only on battery power. Once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall.
Consequence
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JT7.
Notify
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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