Honda announced Friday morning it will recall 2.26 million vehicles in the United States and China due to a transmission problem.
The car maker will recall about 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and just over 760,500 in China. In a statement, Honda said they need to complete software updates to “ease the transition between gears.” Currently, the transmission’s secondary shaft bearing could be damaged if the car was shifted quickly between reverse, drive and neutral. The problem can occur when the vehicle is in the mud or snow.
The affected vehicles are certain 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accords, certain 2007-2010 CR-Vs and certain 2005-2008 Element vehicles.
Honda says they are not aware of any accidents due to the problem.