Honda is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles in the United States to update the software that controls the automatic transmission.

The recall affects certain 2005-2010 4-cylinder Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V and 2005-2008 Element vehicles.

In a statement, the company said that without the updated software, the automatic transmission secondary shaft bearing in the affected vehicles can be damaged if the transmission is quickly shifted between reverse, neutral and drive positions. If the bearing is damaged, it can cause the engine to stall or lead to difficulty in engaging the parking gear.

Honda will begin notifying customers if their vehicles are on the recall list on August 31. The automaker said that no deaths or injuries have been reported from this issue.



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