Honda is all set to recall over 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to repair issues of drive shafts and window switches that can create problems for the car owners.
The Honda recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A software programming flaw in a control computer can cause the rear camera, turn signals, and windshield wipers to malfunction. Owners will be informed in late January about when they should take their vehicles to a dealer for repairs.
Two drive shaft recalls cover 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012, then 2007 through 2014 Honda Fit, the 2013 through 2015 Acura ILX, and the 2013 through 2015 Honda Accord. They’re sold in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. The drive shafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and try to replace them if needed. Replacement parts aren’t available yet. Owners will get an initial notification in February and will be informed when to go to a dealer.
About 268,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2006 are included in the power window switch recall. Water can get into an open driver’s window and cause an electrical short, possibly touching off a fire. This is the second time; this issue has been reported. The cars were recalled starting in October of 2012, but the repairs didn’t work. Honda says it has reports of 16 fires but no injuries.
Honda says owners should take the SUVs in for repairs as soon as they get a recall notice. They should expect to get an email starting in late January. Owners can also check http://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.