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Auto Defect Prompts Honda Recall of 2.5 Million

An auto defect has prompted Honda Motor C. Ltd. to recall almost 2.5 million vehicles.

The automaker announced the recall Friday. The recall included 1.5 million vehicles in the United States, about 760,000 in China and 135,142 in Canada. Honda spokesman Chris Martin, who works at the company’s U.S. headquarters in California, said Friday the recall was not a sign of deeper difficulties, but instead stemmed from “extremely unusual circumstances.”
“The far majority of our consumers would never really encounter this,” Martin said. “It’s software programming. It’s not a weakness in the transmission per se.”

The software problem can affect the performance of vehicles’ transmissions.

Toyota, which recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide in 2009, attempted to fix the software problem by sending internal bulletins to auto dealer service departments. The problem, however, was too widespread and the company decided a recall was the only way to remedy the situation.

Honda was sixth in the U.S. auto market through July, down from fourth for all of 2010.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an auto defect, please contact the Rhinelander auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874.

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