North American division of Honda announced that their 3 variants which reach grand total of 1.5 million vehicles have to be recalled. Those variants need upgrade software which controls the automatic transmission. Specifically, the recalling involves the 2005-2010 4-cylinder Honda Accord, 2007-2010 Honda CR-V, and 2005-2008 Honda Element.
Okay, what will happen if the software which controls the automatic transmission not being upgraded? Well, the shaft bearing in the affected vehicles can be damaged if the automatic transmission is quickly shifted between each of the reverse, neutral, and drive positions; or in condition when the vehicle stuck in mud or snow and you have to dislodge it.
Suppose the bearing on 3 Honda variants is damaged in this unusual circumstance, it can lead to engine stall or difficulty engaging the parking gear. Upgrading the automatic transmission control module software will ease the transition between gears to decrease the possibility of damage.
So far, Honda stated that no information about any incidents caused by the automatic transmission control module software, nor does it have any information about people experiencing problems with their vehicles.
Just like in other recalling cases, Honda is committed to repair the automatic transmission control module software for free to all the Honda owners of the affected vehicles. Honda is encouraging all owners of the aforementioned vehicles to bring them to an authorized dealer as soon as they have the notification which will be sent on August 31st.