Honda Canada has informed thousands of its Honda and Acura customers that some of their personal information was stolen when its systems were hacked.
The company said the information accessed was related to a program in 2009 that encouraged customers to register at the myHonda website.
In an alert posted on its website, Honda said that 283,000 owners details including customers names, addresses, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and in some cases Honda Financial Services details were stolen.
The company note that the information didn't include data typically used for identity theft or fraud, such as birth dates, credit card numbers and bank account numbers.
Honda recommend that customers to be alert to marketing campaigns from third parties that reference their ownership of a Honda, but otherwise recommended no other specific action.
"Honda does not share its customer information with unauthorized third parties and does not contact customers asking for financial information," the company said.
Anyone with questions about the incident is asked to call 1-800-839-2826.