Honda Accord cars recalled to fix battery issue

2013-16 Honda Accord affected

A recall involving a large number of Honda Accord cars sold in Australia this decade has been initiated after a potentially dangerous battery sensor issue was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects Honda Accords sold in Australia between the 18th of March 2013 and the 29th of February 2016.

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The recall notice advises that the battery sensor installed in the affected vehicles may have been improperly manufactured, with gaps that could allow for moisture intrusion.

What are the hazards?

If moisture containing conductive substances (such as road salt) enters the battery sensor, it could cause an electrical short and consequently a fire.

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What should owners do?

Once parts availability is confirmed, owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and advised to take their vehicle to a Honda Dealer.

The dealer will inspect the battery sensor to confirm if a countermeasure part has previously been installed. If required, the battery sensor will be replaced.

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