Honda is recalling approximately 204,000 model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles.
During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, 'Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.'
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
The owners of all affected vehicles will be notified by Honda. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a local Honda or Acura dealership. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge.
For additional information, contact Honda toll-free at 800-999-1009. Honda's campaign ID numbers for this recall are S96, S97, and S98.