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Honda recalls 1.79 million vehicles citing various safety issues

| Dec 22, 2020 | Defective Products & Machinery |

Honda has issued four recall campaigns that cover 1.79 million vehicles worldwide, including 1.4 million in the U.S. All of these are safety recalls, which means that the auto maker will provide repairs at no cost to the consumer.

Honda CR-V power window master switches

The first recall involves 268,000 Honda CR-Vs in the U.S. Although no injuries have been reported, there have been at least 16 fires related to faults in the master power window switches.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2002-2006 Honda CR-V

It is important to note that this is the second recall for this issue. In 2012, Honda issued a recall of power window master switches on these same vehicles. The new recall involves failures of the switches due to moisture and affects vehicles that were recalled in the previous campaign. Even if you got the replacement switch before, you should go to your dealer for a new switch as soon as possible.

Faulty Body Control Module software in Accords, Accord Hybrids, Insights

A programming flaw in the vehicles’ Body Control Module software could cause several warning lights to go on. Also, some electronic components of the vehicles may malfunction, including turn signals, windshield wipers and the rear view camera display.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2018-2020 Honda Accord
  • 2018-2020 Honda Accord Hybrid
  • 2019-2020 Honda Insight

The free fix will include an update to the software. No crashes have been reported in connection to this problem.

Front drive shafts may break from road salt

Two other recalls involve 430,000 vehicles in 22 states and Washington, D.C. The problem is that, with significant use of road salt, it may be possible for the front drive shafts to corrode and break. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2007-2014 Honda Fit
  • 2013-2015 Acura ILX
  • 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
  • 2013-2015 Honda Accord

Unfortunately, Honda said that it does not have repair parts on hand for all of the vehicles involved.

Owners will be notified by mail in mid-January. You can also call Honda at 888-234-2138.

If you would like to know immediately whether your vehicle is involved in a safety recall, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall website. Enter your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). If no recalls appear, you are in the clear.

You can find your VIN on most car titles and insurance forms. It is also printed on the car in several places, including inside the driver’s door and at the base of the windshield on the driver’s side.

 

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