Honda is recalling around 2.1 million Accord autos around the world, incorporating 1.15 million in the United States, in light of the fact that the battery sensors can conceivably short-circuit and cause a fire. The recall covers vehicles from the 2013-16 demonstrate years with 12-volt battery sensors.
The company said it had gotten four reports of engine compartment fires in the United States and at least than one in Canada, in ranges that utilize huge amounts of road salt amid the winter. There have been no announced injuries.
The automaker has received 3,972 U.S. warranty claims connected with the issue.
Honda said, the battery sensors may not be adequately fixed against moisture invasion. After some time, moisture may present road salt or other material into the battery sensor, prompting rust and possible electrical shorting of the sensor.
Because of the vast size of the recall, Honda said dealers would at first receive a temporary fix by applying an adhesive to avoid moisture interruption, and after that later supplant the sensor.
The company initially got a claim of an engine compartment fire from Canada in 2015 and started researching the issue. In mid 2016, it got a claim of a similar fire incident in China.
Honda presented a redesigned battery sensor in June 2016. After an investigation of the China episode, the automaker said it at first trusted the “future occurrence rate was estimated to be low,” however kept on testing the issue in the wake of getting extra reports of fires.