What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects 2013-2015 Honda Accord vehicles equipped with a 4-cylinder engine and a continuously-variable transmission that were originally sold, or ever registered, in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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The recalled vehicles were assembled with a lubricant that may have degraded the drive shafts' protective coating, making it more susceptible to damage from road salt or other contaminants, potentially causing it to break. A broken drive shaft may cause a sudden loss of drive power, and the vehicle could also roll away if the parking brake is not applied.
"Either condition can increase the risk of a crash or injury," NHTSA said.
Honda is notifying owners and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the drive shafts, free of charge.
This recall began on February 1, 2021.
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Do I Have a Honda Accord Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.