Sunday 22 July 2018

Honda recalls 1.2 million cars over faulty battery sensors

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2017

Honda is recalling 1.2 million Accord midsize cars in the US over fears that its battery sensor could cause short circuit and potentially cause a fire.

The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years, reported the Associated Press cting Honda officials.

Four cases of engine compartment catching fires due to the problem has been reported. However, there have been no injuries.

Dealers have been instructed to thoroughly inspect the sensors and replace faulty ones.

All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter, said the report.

Honda officials said the sensors on the negative terminal of the battery weren't properly sealed from moisture. And hence road salt can get in and cause corrosion and an electrical short, they added.

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