If You Drive This Car, Your Battery Might Go Up in Flames

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July 14, 2017Jul 14, 2017

Honda has released yet another recall alert. Last week, they issued a recall for the popular Honda Odyssey van. In the last few months, they've also released several recalls for their vehicles that have Takata airbags. Over the past few years, Takata airbags have exploded and killed 17 people worldwide—with 12 of those deaths being the U.S.

If you drive a 2013-2016 Honda Accord, your battery might go up in flames. Honda announced Thursday that they are recalling nearly 1.2 million Accords "after receiving multiple reports of the cars' battery sensors causing fires in the engine," reports CNN Money.

The sensors are supposed to alert drivers when there is a problem with the batter, but they aren't properly sealed against moisture. If substances like road salt enter the sensor, it can cause it to short—leading to fires.

"There have been no reported injuries related to these incidents," Honda reassured owners.

But that doesn't mean they aren't worried about people being injured by the faulty sensors. Honda says it will start notifying Accord owners affected by the latest battery recall by the end of this month. Owners can check to see if their car is included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

Are you affected by the recall? If so, how are you feeling about Honda right now? If not, would you buy a Honda after the recent rash of recalls that have affected the popular manufacturer?

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