This time, the auto maker have to recall 428,000 units of Accord, Civic, and Elemen produced from 2003 - 2004 due to internal system problems. Of this total, 384,220 units are from United States and 44,000 from Canada.
According to Honda, the problem lies in the ignition interlock lever part. This system was meant to prevent the driver from turning the engine off and remove the key before the vehicle is parked in a good position.
If the switch in the system had problem, the key can be removed even before the car parked in an appropriate position. This condition can make the car slides by itself, potentially lead to accident.
Honda will start recalling the units at September.
Meanwhile, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported at least 11 accidents have been suspected due to the problem.
A female driver reported to be almost hit by her car when parked in front of her house.
At early June, Honda was also reported to met with NHTSA to discuss this matter. They come into conclusion that the ignition interlock lever system has problem.