WASHINGTON — Honda Motor Co. is recalling approximately 232,000 Accord and Insight models in the U.S. over a software malfunction that may cause failure in the rear-camera display, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall covers certain 2018 Accords and 2019 Insight hybrids. "In certain scenarios, the back-up camera center display may not function properly," NHTSA said on its website. "As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, 'Rearview Mirrors.'"
Honda also is recalling 14,000 vehicles in Canada, more than 6,000 in Germany and about 3,000 in South Korea for the same malfunction, according to the Associated Press.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the display auto unit software, free of charge, according to NHTSA. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 5, 2018. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem.
"The software error may cause the center display assembly that normally displays the rearview image to not provide the rearview image when the vehicle is in reverse," Honda said in a statement. "Failure to display the rearview image may reduce visibility and increase the risk of an accident."