Honda Australia has issued a recall for 89 units of the 2019-21 Accord Hybrid sedan, over concerns an electrical fault may stop the 12V battery from charging.

    “In cold ambient temperatures, the DC-DC converter may shut down and prevent the 12-volt battery from recharging, resulting in a loss of drive power if the vehicle continues to be driven,” Honda says in its ACCC recall notice.

    “Warning lights in the instrument cluster will illuminate and a warning message will also appear.”

    “Loss of power could result in the vehicle slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of an accident,” the company adds.

    • A total of 89 vehicles are affected by this recall
    • Dates available for sale: 16 October 2019, 17 June 2020 to 11 August 2020
    • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here
    • The original recall notice attached here

    Owners of the recalled Accord Hybrid models are urged to contact their preferred Honda dealer to arrange a free repair.

    For more information contact 1800 804 945 (8:30am-6:00pm, Mon-Fri).

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    James Wong is the Production Editor at CarExpert based in Melbourne, Australia. With experience on both media and manufacturer sides of the industry, James has a specialty for product knowledge which stems from a life-long obsession with cars. James is a Monash University journalism graduate, an avid tennis player, and the proud charity ambassador for Drive Against Depression – an organisation that supports mental wellness through the freedom of driving and the love of cars. He's also the proud father of Freddy, a 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI .

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