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Honda launches massive recall of Accord, Odyssey and Spirior models

08-10-2011 08:16 BJT

Honda's Chinese manufacturing joint ventures, Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda, have issued the automaker's largest ever recall in China. A total of 2.5 million cars have been recalled worldwide, with nearly a third of those in China alone.

The cars being recalled include Honda's Accord, Odyssey and Spirior models. We visited a car repair shop in Beijing. It was receiving the first vehicles and they were already updating the automatic transmission control software.

Zhang Jianbin from Honda 4s shop, said, "Starting today, Honda is recalling the cars free of charge. This area is set aside for the recalled cars. Professional mechanics are here to serve car owners. It's free and we are now working 24 hours a day.”

Ying Jun, Dep. Manager of Honda 4s shop, said, "This is a testing instrument Guangzhou Honda has sent us. It's especially made to update seventh and eighth generation models of Accord. What we need to do is to connect this testing instrument to the engine's computer in the cars. It's very simple and only takes about an hour.

Honda's Chinese manufacturing joint ventures, Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda, have issued the automaker's largest ever recall in China. A total of 2.5 million cars have been recalled worldwide,

Honda said the voluntary recall was prompted by concerns that the vehicle's transmission could be damaged if the driver shifts quickly between gears. Especially when a vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow.

Zhang Jianbin said,“This time, Guangzhou Honda recalls some of the Accord and Odyssey models produced between 2004 to 2009. In our shop, we're expecting over 9-thousand cars from August 2011 to August 2012.

A car owner said, "My car is an eighth generation Accord. The car repair shop first sent us a message and then called us. We made an appointment and now we are here to update the software. It's already done. I'm satisfied. Honda and its repair service show a great sense of responsibility. I think the recall is fine for me."

Another car owner said, "I bought my Accord in 2007. I hadn't noticed any problems up until now. I heard that the recall only concerns the software. They don't need to get into the car. I think Honda's attitude is responsible, I can understand and accept the recall."

In addition to recall in China, Honda shall also be revising 1.5 million vehicles in the US, and more than 135-thousand in Canada. The total number amounts to about 65 percent of Honda's worldwide sales last year.

Honda said the voluntary recall was prompted by concerns that the vehicle's transmission could be damaged if the driver shifts quickly between gears. Especially when a vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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