IHS Global Insight
July 18, 2017
Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord cars from the 2013-16 model years in the United States over a battery sensor issue, according to several media reports. The recall addresses the potential for an engine compartment fire, reports the New York Times. Honda reportedly says that the sensors on the negative terminal of the battery are not properly sealed from moisture; as a result, road salt can get in and cause corrosion and an electrical short in the 12-volt battery sensor. If the sensor heats up, there is the potential for a fire in the engine compartment.
Honda reports four complaints of a fire that are expected to be related to the issue, and that all four instances occurred in U.S. states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter months. Dealers will inspect the sensors and replace faulty units. If there are no issues with the sensor, Honda dealers will place an adhesive sealant on them and they will be replaced when parts are available, reports the New York Times.
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