In a press release , Honda Motor Co. announced the recall of certain model year CR-V compact SUVs and CR-Z hybrids due to two separate safety concerns.
This recall affects over 85,000 Honda vehicles. The first part of the recall concerns 2006 model year Honda CR-Vs. The company says that a faulty design of the vehicle's power window master switch may let residue from the interior window cleaners accumulate on the switch. Over time, the contacts on the switch could potentially degrade from the chemical residue and overheat, possibly resulting in a vehicle fire. Honda has received no reports of injury or death thus far in association with this issue. Honda believes that this issue affects around 80,111 Honda CR-Vs.
The recall part of the recall concerns 2011 CR-Z hybrids sold in the US with manual transmissions. According to Honda, there is a glitch in the vehicle's computer programming that may inadvertently instruct the vehicle's hybrid motor to operate opposite to the gear selected by the driver. This could lead to the vehicle rolling in unintended directions and potentially cause a collision. The company believes that roughly 5,656 vehicles are affected by this recall, but have not, as of yet, received any reports of injury or death in relation to this issue.
Honda plans on notifying all owners of these issues by the end of September. Mechanics at local dealerships are set to replace the faulty parts in these vehicles free of charge.
As a Sumter car accident lawyer , I've seen defects similar to this in the past and know the potential damage they can cause. If you have been in an accident that you believe was the direct result of defective auto parts, it may be in your best interests to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer in your city.