Honda Motor Company has announced a recall of more than 400,000 cars sold in the U.S. and Canada due to a faulty ignition.
The problem: Drivers can remove the ignition key while the car is still in gear -- and the car could roll away. There have been complaints, a few accidents, and one injury from the problem.
The cars being recalled are 2003 Accord, Civic, 2003/2004 Element Vehicles.
The company says,
"The ignition interlock mechanism can be damaged or worn during use. If this happens, it may become possible to remove the ignition key when the shift lever is not in Park. If the transmission is not in Park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle could roll away, and a crash could occur."
Honda will start notifying owners of affected vehicles in late September.
If you've got one of these cars, you can get more info or find out if it needs repair, by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com or calling 800-999-1009, and selecting option 4.