1.2 million Accords face fire risk from faulty battery sensors — Honda recall

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The 2018 Honda Accord has been unveiled in the USA, making its global debut in the automotive market.

Honda's most popular and sought after auto Accord has entered it's 10 the generation with the unveiling of the all new Accord 2018 in the U.S. today. It goes on sale in the autumn, and the 2018 Accord is more stylish, more premium and sportier than this illustrious nameplate has ever been in the past.

Accord uses high-strength steel in more than half of the structure, which is bonded together with extensive use structural adhesives.

The wheelbase is 2.16-inches longer than the outgoing vehicle while being wider and lower. Full details on the new 2018 Accord can be found here. The split front grille is now a single unit and the LED headlamps have become slimmer.

Honda introduced a redesigned battery sensor in June 2016. The instrument cluster now sports a binnacle instead of the three-pod layout and has a multi-information display screen between the two dials.

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An electronic parking brake system is now integrated into the new sedan model of Accord. As a result, moisture or road salt may get inside the engine, leading to corrosion and intrusion of electrically charged substances.

The automaker said all five reports of engine fires all took place in "salt belt" areas. Even the vehicle gets new engine options, including 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol mills, which also comes with the Civic Type-R. It comes standard with a CVT automatic gearbox and a six-speed manual option as well.

The existing 3.5-litre, V-6 and the 2.4-litre, I-4 will not be offered with the 2018 model. While it has lower output than the V6, the four-cylinder delivers 370Nm of torque - that's more than the V6 and from as low as 1500rpm.

Transmission choices include a continuously variable transmission, a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.

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