Honda Recalling 2.1M Vehicles Globally Over Fire Risk

 Friday, July 14, 2017


Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Friday it would recall about 2.1 million vehicles worldwide to replace battery sensors due to the risk of fire. Chris Martin, a spokesman for the Japanese automaker said the recall would include 1.15 million Honda Accord vehicles from the 2013-2016 model years in the United States, and nearly 1 million elsewhere, to replace a 12-volt battery sensor. The company said it had received four reports of engine compartment fires in the United States and at least one in Canada, in areas that use significant amounts of road salt during the winter. There have been no reported injuries. The automaker has received 3,972 U.S. warranty claims relating to the issue.