The 2014 and 2015 model year Honda Accord Hybrid is being recalled for a stall risk, affecting about 6,786 cars.
“Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle’s speed to 40 mph and functioning only on battery power,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “Once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall. A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.”
There have been no injuries or accidents associated with the recall, but the problem was noted through the warranty claims process. Affected cars were built between August 29, 2013 and May 30, 2015. Honda dealers will update the hybrid system’s software. The recall will begin November 6th.