Honda Recalling 1.15 Million Accord Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

the case for the battery sensor may allow water to enter, potentially causing an electrical short

Honda Recalling 1.15 Million Accord Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
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July 14, 2017

Honda has announced a safety recall affecting approximately 1.15 million model year 2013-2016 Honda Accord vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the case for the battery sensor—part of the battery management system—may allow water to enter, potentially causing an electrical short.

An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.

Honda says that the parts needed to remedy this recall are not yet available. In the meantime, dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the case to prevent water intrusion.

What happens next?

An interim notice about this recall and the remedy process will be mailed to vehicle owners in late July. Once the necessary parts are available, a second notice will be mailed with instruction on scheduling the repair.

Owners with additional questions or concerns about the recall can contact the American Honda Customer Support Center at (888) 234-2138. Honda's reference number for this recall is KG0.