Honda Recalls Accords for Battery Fire Risk

Honda is recalling 2.1 million Accord sedans due the the risk of a battery fire. According to the carmaker, the battery sensors can short out, causing a fire.

The defect has to do with salt from roads that have been treated for icy days. The salt can get under the hood and lead to corrosion of the battery sensor. This can eventually cause the sensor to short, which can spark a fire.

So far, Honda has received four reports of the sensors causing engine fires. All the reported fires occurred in states where salt is used on the roads during the winter.

Which Vehicle Models are Affected by Recall?

Cars included in the recall are 2013-2016 model Honda Accords with 12-volt battery sensors. Recall notices will go out in late July.

Dealers will apply an adhesive sealant to the sensor case as a temporary solution in vehicles where the sensor is in good shape. Honda will have to stock up on the parts in order to fully replace the sensors in all the affected vehicles. To check whether your Accord is included in the recall, visit

“Be sure to have your vehicle repaired right away if you receive a recall notice,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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