Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

Honda, which recently unveiled the 2018 Accord in Detroit, also touted the Accord's new chassis design. The 2018 Accord will launch this fall. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) comes standard on every trim level, but buyers who opt for the Sport model can select an enthusiast-approved six-speed manual gearbox.

One of the new engine is a 1.5L 16V unit with dual VTC packs 192 hp and 185 lb-ft torque.

The second variant is a 2.0 litre engine with 16 valve DOHC direct-injected turbo with i-VTEC valvetrain which will be connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful option will be a 2.0-liter turbo sharing a lot of its design with the 2017 Civic Type R, which in the Accord will produce 252 horsepower and 273 lb. -ft. of torque and replaces the current 3.5-liter V-6.

The sedan comes with outfitted with vehicle connectivity features, driver-assistance and safety features.

Additional available driver-assist technologies include blind-spot information; front and rear parking sensors; cross-traffic monitor; and driver-awareness monitor.

Honda said 1.1 million of the recalls would take place in the US and another 1 million around the world.

This isn't just a cosmetic exercise though, as this tenth-generation model is all-new from the ground up and employs a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis, a pair of new high-torque direct-injected and turbocharged engines, and a 10-speed automatic transmission that's a first for a front-drive vehicle. While the new motor is said to deliver better performance than the previous generation inline-four, the V-6 might be missed by the Accord fans. A Birmingham Business Journal report from late 2016 reveals that the Accord is also the fifth most popular used auto in Alabama with over 4,100 sold as of December.

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