The defect has caused several crashes and at least two injuries. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received 42 complaints about the problem, with 26 complaints that the vehicles just rolled away and 16 complaints that the vehicles had to hit something to stop.
The models involved include approximately 318,000 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans, 259,000 2003-2004 Honda Pilots, and 230,000 2003-2006 Acura MDXs.
The NHTSA has not yet posted official notice of the recall. Honda said that the repair will be done at Honda dealers and that the company will notify vehicle owners by mail beginning in February.