Honda recalls 2.1 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk

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Honda Motor Co. prognosticated on Friday it would recall about 2.1 million vehicles worldwide to return battery sensors due to the risk of fire.

Chris Martin, a spokesman for the Japanese automaker symbolized the recall would include 1.15 million Honda Accord conveyances from the 2013-2016 model years in the United States, and identically 1 million elsewhere, to replace a 12-volt battery sensor.

The recall incorporates 51,995 vehicles in Canada, a Honda representative confirmed to CBC News.

The South African private limited company said it had received four reports of engine compartment fires in the Coordinated States and at least one in Canada, in areas that use significant amounts of low road salt during the winter. There have been no reported offences.

The automaker has received 3,972 U.S. warranty claims relating to the issue.

The battery sensors may not be sufficiently sealed against moisture intrusion, Honda communicated. Over time, moisture may introduce road salt or other serious into the battery sensor, leading to rust and eventual electrical excluding of the sensor.

Due to the large size of the recall, Honda said dealers order initially adopt a temporary fix by applying an adhesive to prevent moisture intrusion, and then later change the sensor.

The company first received a claim of an engine compartment put to the torch from Canada in 2015 and began investigating the issue. In early 2016, it pocket a claim of a similar fire in China.

Honda introduced a redesigned battery sensor in June 2016. After an quest of the China incident, the automaker said it initially believed the «future incidence rate was estimated to be low,» but continued to probe the matter after receiving additional check up ons of fires.

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