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Honda Headlight Recall Targets 820,000 Vehicles

Added to 550,000 Hondas recalled for same problem earlier in 2012.

by on Oct.04, 2012

Honda is recalling another 820,000 vehicles, including this 2002 Civic, for a problem with their headlights.

Honda is recalling 820,000 older Civic compacts and Pilot SUVs because of a wiring problem that can cause headlights to fail.

It’s the latest in a mounting series of safety-related problems for the maker which, in 2011, suffered more recalled vehicles than any other manufacturer on the U.S. market – and comes just days after Honda was forced to recall 625,000 Accord and Acura TL sedans because of a potential fire hazard.

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The latest recall also comes on top of the 550,000 CR-V and Pilot crossovers recalled earlier this year due to the same headlight issue.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wires connecting a switch controlling the headlamps and turn signals can inadvertently overheat and melt.  If that happens, the low-beam headlamps will stop working.


Honda Recalls 172,000 CR-Vs, Acura ILXs.

Faulty door latches latest in series of problems for maker.

by on Jul.19, 2012

The 2012 CR-V is the target of Honda's latest recall, along with the new Acura ILX.

Honda is recalling 172,000 crossovers and luxury sedans due to a problem with the vehicles’ door latches that could cause a door to come flying open while driving.

The recall impacts two of the maker’s newest models, the redesigned 2012 CR-V crossover-utility vehicle and the all-new Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan.  It’s the latest in a series of problems that Honda has had to deal with in recent months after the maker led the list in terms of individual recalls in 2011.

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According to a statement from the company, “Simultaneous operation of the driver’s or passenger’s inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may result in the inner door handle release cable becoming partially disengaged. When this occurs the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close, but then open when the door locks are operated; either case may result in the affected door opening unexpectedly.”


Honda Recalls 550,000 CUVs

Maker on track for another year at top of recall charts.

by on Mar.30, 2012

Honda is recalling 550,000 Pilot and CR-V crossovers.

When it comes to safety-related quality problems, 2011 wasn’t a good year for Honda, and 2012 isn’t getting off to any better of a start.

The Japanese maker, traditionally known for solid reliability, has announced it will recall 550,000 of its Pilot and CR-V crossover due to problems that could cause the low beam headlights to suddenly stop working.  It’s the latest of a half-dozen safety-related service actions Honda has announced during the first three months of 2012 – and comes in the wake of Honda recalling more vehicles than any other auto manufacturer operating in the U.S. in 2011, a dubious distinction held by Toyota the previous two years.


Honda says the newest recall is the result of wiring problems and that they are limited to 2002 to 2004 model-year versions of the small CR-V, and to the 2003 model-year Pilot.  Apparently, there is not enough slack in the wiring and, over time, routine vehicle jouncing can lead to a break in the wiring leading to the headlight switch.