Honda Recalls Accord and Pilot Models

Japanese manufacturer Honda announced today it had identified a problem with some of its models which is prompting the recall of some 10,800 Accord and Pilot models manufactured as part of the late 2010 and 2011 model years.

According to Honda, the problem which prompted the recall is related to potential front suspension failure. Honda says the issue originates from the assembly lines of the models, where the machinery used to tighten the spindle nuts on the front axles of both vehicles, as well as the damper attachment bracket bolts for the Pilot, might have not done such a good job.

Interesting enough, Honda did not discover the problem at the cars themselves, but at its Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant where the models are produced. There, engineers have discovered a flaw in the software which operates the aforementioned machine. As a precaution, Honda announced the recall.

Owners of the potentially affected vehicle will be notified shortly and told to take their cars to the dealers for proper inspection and repairs, if needed. Owners will receive the notifications starting the end of this week.

Fixing the problem should be easy, reckons Honda, who also described the repair process for the two models. In the case of the Accord, the fix will consist of replacing the spindle nuts, while in the case of the Pilot, the same spindle nuts and, if necessary the front damper attachment bracket bolts will be replaced.

This is the second recall announced by Honda in less than a week. The car maker revealed a few days back it would have a look at 35,984 Passport models, manufactured in between 1998 and 2002.
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