489,000 units of Honda CR-V recalled worldwide
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- 06:21 pm, October 08, 2012
The recall has stemmed after a potential fire threat was detected to the driver's side door.
Honda Motor Corporation has issued a recall for about 489,000 units of its CR-Vs worldwide after a potential fire threat was detected to the driver's side door. The Japanese automaker found out that rain water could enter the driver's side window, which could ultimately trickle down to the master power switch and cause the switch to overheat, melt and catch fire.
In a statement released on Saturday, Honda said such exposure to liquids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, causing it to overheat, smoke, and start a fire. So far, there have been four switch fires reported by Honda CR-V owners. No injuries or crash reports have been filed at this time.
Most affected units of the Honda CR-V can be found in United States and in Europe with recall of 268,000 units and 220,000 units respectively. Another 100 units in Africa are also being recalled. All recalled vehicles were built between 2002 and 2006.
Honda is requesting its customers to take their respective CR-Vs to the nearest company dealer to get the switch problem inspected and repaired. If required, the master switch will be replaced altogether for free.
It remains unclear at the moment, if any of the Honda CR-Vs sold in India have been affected or not by the aforementioned recall. But stay tuned to OnCars.in as we dig for more information on this.
First Published on 06:21 pm, October 08, 2012
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