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08/05/2011 12:46 EDT | Updated 10/05/2011 05:12 EDT

Honda recalls 135,142 vehicles in Canada to update auto transmission software

MARKHAM, Ont. - Honda is recalling 135,142 vehicles in Canada to update the software that controls the automatic transmission.

Vehicles affected by the recall are certain 4-cylinder Accord cars for model years 2005 to 2010, the CR-V for model years 2007 to 2010 and the Element for model years 2005 to 2008.

Without the updated software, the automatic transmission secondary bearing could be damaged if a driver quickly shifts between reverse, neutral and drive positions — which may be done when trying to dislodge a vehicle stuck in mud or snow.

If the bearing gets damaged, it could cause the engine to stall or lead to difficulty engaging the parking gear.

Honda says the software update will ease the transition between gears to reduce the possibility of damage. No injuries or deaths related to the condition have been reported.