According to the LA Times, this recall covers Accords sold between 2013 and 2016 that have 12-volt battery sensors installed. A total of 2.1 million vehicles are being recalled worldwide, with 1.15 million of them being vehicles in the United States.
Honda made a statement about the recall saying that the main issue is that moisture may be able to get to some of the sensors in the car, which could possibly short them out and start fires.
So far there have been reports of four cars having engine fires due to this issue.
Honda will be notifying those who have purchased one of the defective Accords around the end of July. People who have purchased a recalled Honda will be instructed to go to a Honda dealership so their cars can have parts replaced or have a temporary sealant applied.
Owners can also check if their vehicle has been recalled by entering the Vehicle Identification Number into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall database.