Honda Recall includes 2019 Honda Insight

Honda is recalling 232,140 of its 2018 Accord sedans and 2019 Insight hybrid sedans because faulty software may cause the backup cameras to fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The automaker says that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries because of this problem. Honda also said it discovered the problem after owners complained, and the automaker said it worked with its supplier to track down the problem.

Consumer Reports was an early and vocal supporter of mandating backup cameras on all cars. All vehicles sold in the U.S. that were built after May 1, 2018, are required to have a camera built in.


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The Details

Vehicles recalled: 232,140 of the 2018 Honda Accord sedan and 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan.

The problem: The backup camera may fail because of bad software.

The fix: Dealers will reprogram the display audio unit software, at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin Nov. 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are K2G and V2F.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V629

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

Honda Recall includes 2019 Honda Insight for its rearview camera
2019 Honda Insight