Dubai: Honda, the Japanese car brand, will recall 2,097 cars in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) due to a software glitch with the transmission.
All owners of Honda Accord cars of the 2008-2010 model years will be contacted.
"So far we've had no complaints regarding these models, however we know there is a problem and there might be future problems so we are taking a preventative measure," said Arijit Basu, general manager of sales and marketing at Honda Motor Company Middle East Office.
Honda said in a statement: "The automatic transmission secondary shaft bearing in the affected vehicles can be damaged if the transmission is quickly shifted between each of the reverse, neutral and drive positions, as may be done in an attempt to dislodge a vehicle stuck in mud or snow. If the bearing is damaged in this unusual scenario, it can cause the engine to stall or lead to difficulty engaging the parking gear."
The cars will be taken into the workshop to have their transmission software updated which will "ease the transition between gears to reduce the possibility of damage", according to Honda.
Basu explained that it has had no impact on sales.
Globally, Honda has to recall 2 million cars. Around 1.5 million of those are being driven on US roads, 760,000 in China and 135,000 in Canada.