Honda just issued a new recall, and it's quite a big one as it involves several campaigns. The Japanese automaker announced that 1.79 million vehicles globally are being recalled for several issues involving the driveshaft, power window switches, and a software flaw. The majority of the vehicles affected are located in the United States, covering around 1.4 million vehicles.
One of the recalls, and possibly the most dangerous is related to the power window switches on the 2002-2006 CR-V, covering around 268,000 units. The switches in these vehicles may fail due to moisture entering the area. If the wires become damp, they may melt and fail, subsequently leading to a possible cabin fire. Honda says no injuries were reported due to the issue, but 16 fire reports have been related to the issue.
Next is a recall involving the body control module flaw that affects an estimated 735,000 vehicles. Honda says the 2018-2020 Accord/Accord Hybrid and 2019-2020 Insight need to have their Body Control Module software updated as a programming flaw could lead to several vehicle malfunctions. According to Honda, the flaw may cause several issues with the wipers, rearview cameras, and turn signals. It could also cause several warning lights to illuminate on the dashboard.
The other recall covers approximately 430,000 vehicles in the US involving the 2013-2015 Acura ILX/ILX Hybrid, 2012 Civic Hybrid, 2007-2008 Fit (Jazz in the PH), and 2013-2015 Accord sedan sold in states with significant road salt use. According to Honda, these vehicles may not have a properly applied protective coating on the driveshaft, causing them to deteriorate and break over time.
With the CR-V and Accord also being sold in the Philippines, we have reached out to Honda Cars Philippines Inc. to see if local models are included in the recall. At the moment, they are currently confirming whether local units are affected. We will update you the moment we have more information.