By Shane McGinley
Move follows Honda's recall of nearly 2.5m cars worldwide over transmission fault
Honda is to recall more than 2,000 Accords in the UAE under
a global operation to repair a software problem that could damage the car’s
automatic transmission, a spokesperson from the carmaker’s Middle East
dealership said Wednesday.
The carmaker will recall 2.49 million of its cars, small
SUVs and minivans worldwide, including the popular Accord, to carry out a
software update to resolve the issue.
Without the repair, the automatic transmission in these
vehicles could be damaged if the driver quickly shifts between gears. That
might cause the engine to stall or make it difficult to put the car into park.
The recall will focus on 2005-2010 four-cylinder Accord
model, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles, a statement on Honda’s US
“No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this
condition,” the statement said. “Notification to customers will begin on August
The carmaker did not disclose the estimated cost of the
The news is the latest in a slew of global recalls issued by
carmakers over vehicle flaws, led by Japanese manufacturer Toyota which has recalled
nearly 14 million vehicles worldwide since 2009.
Honda recalled 7,000 Civic models in the UAE earlier this
year over a cooling issue with the engine, while Daimler in March recalled 1,800
Mercedes Benz due to a faulty cruise function.
Last March saw Honda recall around 245 Odysseys to
investigate a reported braking issue.
Honda Middle East, part of Trading Enterprises and a
subsidiary of Al Futtaim Motors, advised customers affected by the recall to
contact their local distributor.
Honda has been having LOTS of issues lately. I bought my Accord Coupe V6 in 2010, and since then, I have had the rear brake calipers changed due to a design fault that caused the brake pads to wear quickly. I had my front brake disks changed due to a design fault as well which caused the car to vibrate when braking at high speeds and even at low speeds sometimes. I had both the front control arm bushings replaced due to a defect that caused the car to vibrate at speeds between 100 - 120 KM. I had my rear left exhaust replaced due to a misalignment!!! And the worst part, is that I had to convince the service center that there is in fact a problem in the car and that it needs to be fixed without any more delays. Otherwise, they wouldn't even bother informing you about these issue. This is definitely my first and last time I will purchase a Honda car.
I am facing the same kind of problem as Khaled.
I am driving Accord 2010 recently bought from dealer.
Car gives vibration on 110 KM/H or above. really it bother me alot but after complaining too many times, they replaced the front lower arms but still the problem remains the same. The worst thing is that the service center is convinced that the probelm is still there. I think now the time to contact Honda directly to find the solution. I am so fed up from Honda and thinking not to buy any other Honda.