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Honda Canada Recall: SUVs, Minivans Have Brake Shifter Problems

04/18/2013 08:04 EDT | Updated 06/18/2013 05:12 EDT
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FILE - A 2003 Honda Odyssey and 2003 Honda Pilot are shown in a undated Honda Motor Company file photo. Safety regulators in the U.S. are investigating complaints that older Honda Odyssey Minivans and Pilot SUVs can roll away after drivers have removed the ignition key. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects more than 577,000 vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years with automatic transmissions. (AP Photo/Honda Motor Company, File)
DETROIT - Honda is recalling more than 225,000 minivans and SUVs in North America — including 20,800 in Canada — to fix a problem with the automatic shifters.

The recall includes the Honda CR-V small SUV and Odyssey minivan from the 2012 and 2013 model years. Also covered is the 2013 Acura RDX SUV.

Honda says the device that stops drivers from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake may not work properly, particularly in below-freezing temperatures.

The company says no complaints, crashes or injuries have been reported due to the problem. It was discovered during an internal investigation.

Honda will notify owners in mid-May and will make repairs free of charge.

Earlier this month, Honda, along with five other automakers issued a massive recall for 3.4 million older model vehicles worldwide due to defective air bags.

— With files from Canadian Press

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