Honda recall: Honda recalls 321,000 2012 CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX models due to front door problem

By on Jul 20, 2012 in Automobile, North America, United States, World Comments

Honda Motors announced on Thursday, July 19, 2012 a voluntary recall of around 314,000 2012 CR-V and around 7,300 2013 Acura ILX models, or more than 321,000 vehicles around the world, including US and Canada, are affected, due to front door problem.



2012 Honda CR-V
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According to a press release by Honda on its official website, Honda America is recalling approximately 166,000 2012 CR-V vehicles and approximately 6,200 2013 Acura ILX models, while Honda Canada is recalling around 20,920 2012 CR-V and 800 2013 Acura ILX vehicles.

As noted by Honda, they will replace both front door latches and, in some CR-V vehicles, the interior front door handles; where in some cases, the inner door latch may not work if the driver’s or front passenger’s inner door handle are used at the same time as the power or manual door locks.

When this happens, the Japanese car company said that the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close but then open when the door locks are operated. In either case, the door may open unexpectedly, with Honda noting that there were no reported incidents related to this recall.

With this, Honda strongly suggests affected owners to bring their vehicles to respective authorized dealers immediately after they receive a mailed notification of this recall from the company, which is being expected to begin in mid-August, or next month.

For more information about this latest Honda recall, US customers are being advised to visit www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com, or to contact (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners or (800) 382-2238 for Acura owners, and select option 4.

For Honda Canada customers, they are being invited to visit the following websites after July 20, 2012: www.honda.ca/recalls and www.acura.ca/recalls, or call (888) 946-6329 for Honda owners or (888) 922-8729 for Acura owners.



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