Honda is recalling about 2.1 million Accord automobiles worldwide, together with 1.15 million in america, as a result of the battery sensors can probably brief out and trigger a fireplace.

The recall covers automobiles from the 2013-sixteen mannequin years with 12-volt battery sensors.

The sensors will not be sealed sufficient towards moisture, which in time can let in salt from roads and result in “corrosion and eventual electrical shorting of the sensor,” Honda stated in a press release Thursday.

This will result in smoke underneath the hood and, in worst instances, fires, it stated.

The Japanese automaker has acquired 4 stories of engine fires associated to the sensors. All of the fires have been in states the place salt is used to clear roads within the winter, in line with the Related Press.

Honda plans to inform affected house owners by mail starting in late July, instructing them to usher in the automobiles to the vendor, who will examine and exchange the defective sensors.

Loads of elements might be wanted to finish the recall, Honda stated, so in automobiles whose sensors are nonetheless in good situation, the supplier will apply adhesive sealant to the sensor case as a short lived repair till Honda will get sufficient elements in inventory.

Automotive house owners can discover out whether or not their Accords are topic to the recall by visiting or calling (888) 234-2138.

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