Honda Malaysia has issued a product recall for 49,116 units of the Odyssey (2014-2017 model) and Accord (2013-2016 model) for faults in the makes involving battery sensor failure and a defective door mirror component.
Honda said 20,233 units of the Accord are being recalled due to inaccurate forming on the printed circuit board in the battery sensor during its production process.
“This may cause electrical short circuit of the sensor, and possibilities of smoke coming from the hood or, in the worst case, a fire,” it said in a statement issued on Thursday.
Meanwhile, 27,912 units of Accord and 971 units of Odyssey are being recalled for a defective door mirror component.
“The defective door mirror component is due to inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area inside the door mirror retracting switch, which may cause the affected door mirror to retract during driving or parking.”
Honda said it has sufficient stocks for current replacement requirements for both the battery sensor and defective door mirror component, and requests affected customers to make an appointment with an authorised dealer.
All affected customers will be informed via notification letters, which will include details of the product recall. Any charges related to the product recall will be borne by Honda Malaysia.
“Honda Malaysia strongly encourages all affected customers to replace the defective battery sensor as it may become a fire hazard, and the door mirror component for a safer drive.”
Honda customers can check their vehicle recall status either by logging on to www.honda.com.my or www.productrecall.honda.com.my or by calling the Honda Toll Free number 1-800-88-2020.