Honda Motor Co is recalling 1.79 million vehicles worldwide, including 1.4 million in the U.S., covering four separate campaigns for Honda and Acura vehicles.
The largest of the group is for 737,000 model-year 2018-2020 Accord and Accord Hybrid vehicles along with 2019-2020 Insight vehicles in the United States to update software in the Body Control Module (BCM). As a result of a programming issue, a combination of driver actions and vehicle conditions can affect the transfer of information between the module and other components.
The result of is that several warning lights will turn on and one or more electronic components, including the rear view-camera display, turn signals and windshield wipers. This could increase the risk of a crash, the company noted, and can also put the vehicle out of compliance with some federal motor vehicle safety standards. Honda said it hasn’t gotten any reports of crashes or injuries related to the problem.
Next on the list are two actions covering about 430,000 Acura and Honda vehicles in what the company describes as 22 salt-belt states and the District of Columbia. The vehicles may need to replace their left and/or right front drive shafts, which can be broken due to corrosion caused by the road salt used in those states.
The models affected may include:
- 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
- 2007-2014 Honda Fit
- 2013-2015 Acura ILX
- 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
- 2013-2015 Honda Accord
The states involved basically start with Maine in the northeast, follow the eastern seaboard down to West Virginia, then extend southwest to Missouri and north up to Minnesota. The company said no crashes or injuries have been reported.
The final recall covers 268,000 2002-2006 model year CR-V vehicles in the United States to replace power window master switches. While there have been no reported injuries, 16 fires reported due to the problem.
Honda previously recalled the power window master switches in 2012; however, this new action covers moisture-related failures of switches repaired under the previous campaign. The company notes that under certain conditions, rainwater or other spilled liquids can get into the switch through an open driver’s window.
“Over time, exposure to water and other fluids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, which ultimately can cause the switch to overheat and melt, damaging the switch and potentially damaging an associated wire harness,” the company noted in a release. “Additionally, if a switch melts, it could produce smoke and potentially cause a fire, increasing the risk to motor vehicle safety.”
Owners will be notified if their vehicle is affected by any of the recalls. Repairs will be made at no cost and completed at nearby dealerships.