It seems like we report about car recalls every week on our website. Honda, on Monday, has issued a recall because of their faulty ignition packs. The fault allows a driver to shut off the engine and remove the keys without putting the car into park. As you can imagine many things can result because of such a faulty car part. Unlucky for Honda and their owners 28 complaints have been reported including 11 accidents happened where the car started to roll and crashed. Luckily (well not for the person) there was only one minor personal injury from the above mentioned incidents.
The Monday recall involves about 400,000 cars in the United States. To be exact the cars are; 197,000 2003 Accords, 117,000 2003Civics, and 69,000 2003-04 Elements. According to this report back in 2003 and again in 2005 similar problems made the automaker issue a similar recall. If you own one of these cars in the latest recall please contact Honda immediately but the company expects to send out letters of the recall notice by September 20th. They also have a website for owners (recalls.honda.com) and a call center (800-999-1009) to help their customers affected by this recall.
If you suspect you have the actual problem please be cautious while parking and driving your vehicle until you have it serviced. And, best practice would be to not drive it if possible.