Honda is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to repair overheated window switches. The software recall affects 737,000 cars in 2018 and 2020 and all cars from 2019 to 2020.
Owners will be notified by the end of January when they take their vehicles to a dealer for repair. The two recalls affect a total of 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, as well as all cars from 2019 and 2020. In some cases, the window switches on some models, such as the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic, stopped working for a certain period of time.
Dealers will review and replace the left and right drive shafts, if necessary, but parts are not yet available. Salt roads have been cleared in 22 states this winter, and the drive shaft may break due to corrosion.
CR – Vs built between 2002 and 2006 are included in the recall for electric windows, and water can enter through the open driver’s window. Owners will receive an initial notification in February and will be informed later when they should go to a dealer.
This is the second recall over the same problem, and Honda says there have been reports of 16 fires and injuries. The cars were recalled in October 2012, but Honda says the repairs did not work. For SUVs, owners can request the recall, Honda said, or contact Honda’s customer service.
Owners can also visit their call center to see if their CR-V is affected, or call 888-234-2138. The recall and a letter of recall to owners will be sent by the end of January.