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Honda Recalls 600,000 Vehicles

Honda Recalls 600,000 Vehicles

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DETROIT (AP) -- Honda is recalling 600,000 minivans and sport utility vehicles because of a defect that can cause their transmissions to fail.

Honda said Wednesday that it has received no reports of deaths or injuries due to the defect. The recall includes 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans, 2003-2004 Honda Pilot SUVs and 2001-2002 Acura MDX SUVs.

Honda said insufficient lubrication can lead to heat build-up and broken gears in the transmission. In rare instances, gear breakage could lock up the transmission.

Honda said it has confirmed 10 cases in which the transmission failed. All were vehicles with high mileage.

Honda dealers will inspect gears for free and replace the transmission if necessary.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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