Honda recall affects 2.49 million cars worldwide image

Honda Motor has announced on Friday the 5th of August the recalling of about 1.5 million vehicles in the United States for problems in the automatic transmission.

The problem which may emit an abnormal noise or cause the engine to stall under certain gear shift operations is caused by a bearing in the automatic transmission system which wasn’t built with sufficient strength.

The recall will affect some Accord, CR-V and Element models sold in the US and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) no injuries or deaths have been related to this condition.

Besides the United States, the Japanese car manufacturer will also recall 760.000 Honda models, sold in China, for the same problem.

Similar problems have been reported on cars sold in Europe, Canada and other auto markets and Honda is recalling a total of 2.49 million vehicles which were sold with the faulty transmission.

According to the Japanese manufacturer, the company received reports of abnormal noise in the transmission and several malfunctions but no accidents have been reported.