Honda announced yesterday that it has received no reports of deaths or injuries due to the defect.
The recall includes 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans made at the Lincoln Plant, 2003-2004 Honda Pilot SUVs and 2001-2002 Acura MDX SUVs.
The recall is the first for odysseys made in Lincoln.
Honda said insufficient lubrication can lead to heat build-up and broken gears in the transmission.
In rare instances, gear breakage could lock up the transmission.
Honda said it has confirmed ten cases in which the transmission failed. All were vehicles with high mileage. Honda dealers will inspect gears for free and replace the transmission if necessary.