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Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Brake Shift Interlock Recall: 2012-2013 Honda CR-V, Odyssey and 2013 Acura RDX

MARKHAM, ON – Apr. 18, 2013 –Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 14,000 Honda CR-V vehicles and 4,500 Honda Odyssey vehicles from the 2012-2013 model years and 2,300 Acura RDX vehicles from the 2013 model year in Canada to replace a component of the brake shift interlock system in these vehicles. In sub-freezing temperatures after initial use of the vehicle’s gear-shift mechanism, it may be possible to shift the vehicle’s transmission out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal. No customer complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during an internal investigation.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda Canada. Mailed notification to customers is expected to begin in May 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to and or by calling (888) 9HONDA9 for Honda owners or (888) 9ACURA9 for Acura owners.