Electrical Problems Cause Recalled Honda Hybrids to Switch to Fail Safe Mode

Electrical Problems Cause Recalled Honda Hybrids to Switch to Fail Safe Mode
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October 6, 2015

About 6,800 Honda hybrids are impacted by a recall prompted by an electrical problem.

The company is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid sedans because electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode.

In doing so, the gasoline engine would be disabled, limited the car's speed to 40 mph and functioning only on battery power. Once the battery runs dry, the car will stall.

Honda will notify affected owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in November.

For more information about this recall, contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.