Honda Motor Company said on Friday it would recall about 2.1 million vehicles, including almost 52 thousand in Canada, worldwide to replace battery sensors due to the risk of fire.
A Honda spokesperson said the recall would include 1.15 million Honda Accord vehicles from the 2013-2016 model years in the United States, and nearly 1 million elsewhere, to replace a 12-volt battery sensor.
The company said it had received four reports of engine compartment fires in the United States and at least one in Canada, in areas that use significant amounts of road salt during the winter.
The battery sensors may not be sufficiently sealed against moisture intrusion, and over time, the company says moisture may introduce road salt or other material into the battery sensor, leading to rust and eventual electrical shorting of the sensor.
There have been no reported injuries.