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Honda Recall: Car Could Roll Away When Keys Are Removed

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Honda is recalling over 800,000 minivans and SUVs because of an ignition malfunction that could allow drivers to remove their keys while vehicles are still in gear.

The recall will affect approximately 318,000 Honda Odysseys and 259,000 Honda Pilots from 2003 and 2004, as well as 230,000 Acura MDX vehicles from the 2003-2006 model years.  

Honda said in a release there have been two alleged injuries and a number of complaints about the ignition glitch that allows drivers to remove their keys without setting their gear shift in “park,” which could result in a car rolling away.

The company attributes the problem to wear through prolonged use, and says owners will begin receiving written recall notices in February.  

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