Honda recall now nearly 2 miillion in one week after CR-V window woes

James Raia

Honda is recalling about 500,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles pushing the Japanese manufacturer’s potentially faulty vehicle total announced in the past week to more than nearly 1.1 million.

Honda’s latest call includes CR-Vs built between 2002 and 2006 and sold on the three continents because of issues with the vehicles’ power window switch.

The company discovered rain water may enter the power window switch on the driver’s door, which could eventually cause the switch to overheat and catch fire.

The automaker is recalling about 220,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles in Europe, around 268,000 units in the U.S. and less than 100 in Africa, a Honda spokeswoman said — pushing the total more than 490,000 units.

There have been reports of five switch fires, but no injuries have been reported related to the issue, the spokeswoman said.

Honda announced Oct. 4 it’s recalllng 820,000 model-year 2002-2003 Civic sedans and model-year 2004-2005 Pilot sport-utility vehicles in the United States because of a potentially faulty headlight wiring system

And on Honda on Oct. 1 announced it’s recalling around 603,000 Accords sold in North America to correct a fault discovered in power steering parts.

Article Last Updated: October 7, 2012.

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