Honda is recalling 268,000 2002-2006 CR-V crossovers because an electrical switch in the driver’s side door could melt and cause a fire. The recall would also affect 220,000 CR-V vehicles in Europe and 98 in Africa.
Report Date : October 8, 2012 at 09:27 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 12V486000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): HONDA / CR-V 2002-2006
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) Report Receipt Date: OCT 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V486000 EA11004
NHTSA Action Number: EA11004
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,655
Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.
Consequence: If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.
Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 2, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Notes: Honda’s campaign recall number is S61. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
For the full NHTSA Recall click here.