Honda is recalling more than 737,000 model-year 2018-20 Accord and Accord Hybrid sedans and model-year 2019-20 Insight sedans due to software issues. A software error may disrupt communication between the body control module and other components. This could result in malfunctions of various systems, including the windshield wipers, defroster, rearview camera, exterior lights, power windows, and audible warnings of a stopped vehicle. Any of these issues can increase the risk of a crash.
Honda will begin notifying owners on Jan. 18. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Dealers will resolve the issue by updating the body control module software.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.