July 14, 2017—American Honda Motor recalled 2013–2016 Honda Accord vehicles.
In the affected vehicles, the case for the battery sensor, which is part of the battery-management system, might allow water to get in. As a result, an electrical short might occur, which increases the risk of a fire.
American Honda Motor will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor for free. Remedy parts aren’t available currently. Dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the battery case to prevent water from leaking into it. Interim notices to owners are expected to be mailed July 31, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when they can have the permanent remedy completed.
For more information, consumers may call American Honda Motor at 888/234-2138. Owners also may call National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 or go to safercar.gov.