• Mar 19, 2007
Not long after announcing the largest vehicle recall in Chinese history, Honda announced today that it won't be leaving the U.S. out of its recall roundup. The Japanese automaker revealed a new recall for the United States that affects 165,000 vehicles that could develop engine problems from a sealer material that may leak onto wires in the engine and cause them to snap. Multiple complaints about the problem have been filed at Honda HQ, though none have led to crashes or injuries.

The affected vehicles include the 2005 Acura RL, TL and TSX, the entire 2005 Honda Accord lineup (include the Accord Hybrid), 2005 Honda Odyssey and 2006 Honda Ridgeline. There are other recalls being announced in various markets around the world for the same problem, but Honda declined to reveal how large the scope of this recall is in raw numbers. Clearly, though, this is the same issue that sparked the giant recall in China. So, in total, we know this engine problem accounts for a recall affecting at least 693,406 vehicles wordwide, but likely more.

If you think your vehicle is affected, you can call Honda at (800) 999-1009 for more information.

[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thinking Wal Mart is giving anyone a higher standard of living just shows how ignorant you are.

      When a store comes in and puts local business out of business all you get is a poorer economy. Those business people don't make money, the jobs in their stores are lost to minimum wage Wal Mart jobs. The jobs that went into making the products are lost to foreign rivals paying their workforce pennies. Billy Bob doesn't even understand why he lost his job, he just trots off to Wal Mart to spend the last of his paycheck on some inferior product.

      Meanwhile Amit Das Jackass hypes up his POS VW because he is just really jealous he couldn't afford to buy the next worse quality (and much more expensive) POS German car the Mercedes Benz. Personally VW doesn't bother me, they are a niche vehicle here in the US.

      What does bother me is Toyota and to a lesser degree, Honda. I mean come on, hide quality issues, lobby Washington and local politicians for who knows how many tax dollars to pay to import and final assemble (notice I didn't say build- because the parts aren't from the US) their vehicles here and give everyone in the mainstream media a Bjer to fail to report negative press.

      The next Billy Bob is here, he's driving a Camry, and he won't understand why he's out of work in 10 years because there are no manufacturing or technology jobs left in the US to help support our economy. He'll still sign over his last paycheck to Toyota just before they repo his sludged up Camry.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Japan only makes Toyota cars.
      Honda is a disgrace. Honda's head quarters should be moved to Zimbabwe.

      The only way Honda can save its face is by building a 2008 Transformers car, that can transform, and is street legal, and is nuclear powered.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe I should have bought a GM instead of my Honda; oh wait... I sell my car every 3 years and buy a new one, and at that rate I'd pay 3 times as much for a GM product.

      I realize many of you redneck, buy-american, types think that the soul reason people buy Hondas is because they think they are SO MUCH BETTER... (and it's true... they are) but if you were a little more financially sophisticated you would know that a car only costs you the difference between what you buy it for and what you sell it for. In layman terms... You could drive a V6 Accord for what you pay to drive that Focus over the same period of time, and until you convince everyone that a used Malibu is just as valuable as a used Camry... I'll stick with the imports... thank you very much!
      • 7 Years Ago
      #11...again

      Billion dollar losses and a tarnished reputation doesn't really seem like a comeback.

      RIP Big 3
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lithous they already got to Toyota levels when they purposely spread out the transmission issue.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want a Honda Transformer!!
      Seriously, Honda owned up to the fault and going to repair it. I doubt Honda or Toyota will lose market share because of these recalls.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's nothing new to me I owned a 97 honda complete garbage,my girl friend has an tsx-acura the tranny keep's breaking,low,low mi,automatic and she babies the car!!!GARBAGE!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The trend I have noticed over and over is that Asian cars are rock solid when they are new models, but end up with several recalls as the model ages. US bred cars have recalls at the beginning and become bulletproof at the end of their cycle.

      This could be symptomatic of mindset:
      Domestics follow the "go ugly early" approach and fix later. They also continue to fine tune. On the downside, they frequently keep a model out too long but you can get a deal on a solid car.

      Asian brands design the heck out of the car but interest wanes as the car ages and no development goes on as everyone works to the next model.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh my gosh, what's going wrong with Honda and Toyota!?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Our American Companies"??? What the hell do you call an "American Car"? Would it be the 15yo Benz made in Canada called a Chrysler or the Stretch Mazda 6 made in Mexico called a Ford. Maybe it will be the Holden Commadore from down under which will be appearing at a Pontiac dealer near you soon. I'm serious about this... you lead me to believe that If Ford or GM is gobbled up by Toyota... you'll buy a Camry as long as it wears a bowtie? Then... you get mad when someone questions your logic???
      :o
      BTW these are all publically traded companies. I own Honda stock and I am as American as you are!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Every American nameplate car I've own, was built in Mexico and a VW. Every Honda, Nissan and Acura I've owned built in the US. ???????
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love this!! Anytime a recall or some other small event occurs in the world of domestics OR imports, all you wannabe, know everything super-geniuses come out and start proving your manhood for your beloved corporations! It's like a high school drama! I could just drink this stuff up all day! It's like a drug! You morons are so damn predictable!
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