Honda Civic, Accord 2003-2004 recall in U.S.
Today’s recall of the day is brought to you by Honda. About 383,000 Honda Civic, Accord and Element crossover vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years are being recalled in the U.S. for an ignition lock defect.
Due to a fault with the ignition interlock system that normally prevents the key from being removed until the transmission lever is in Park, the affected cars could roll away on their own if the parking brake is not set. Honda says the interlock system can wear prematurely, allowing the key to be pulled out even if the car is in Neutral. If the parking brake isn’t engaged, the vehicle can roll away if parked on a slope.
This is a seemingly minor problem for a device originally designed for absent-minded people. Owners who are not dimwits will probably never notice this issue. U.S. Honda dealers will fix this for free, but it is unknown if cars in the GCC are affected.