Honda is recalling 554,000 crossovers to repair the low-beam headlights. The models affected are the 2002-2004 Honda CR-V (pictured above) and 2003 Pilot. A possible fault with in the headlight switch wiring could cause the low beams not to work.

We don't need to tell you why that's hazardous.

Honda will notify owners beginning in late April, at which time they can take their vehicles to dealers for repairs free of charge. The company has set up a website where owners can check if their vehicle is part of the recall, and customers can reach out to Honda directly by calling 1-800-999-1009 (select option 4), as well. Follow the jump for a press release with more details.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding Low Beam Headlight Recall: 2002-2004 Honda CR-V and 2003 Pilot

(03/30/2012 - TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 554,000 model-year 2002-2004 CR-V and model-year 2003 Pilot vehicles in the United States to inspect and replace components of the headlight wiring system. There is a potential failure with the wiring of the headlight switch which may cause the low beam headlights to become inoperative. The loss of the low beam headlights may increase the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-April 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in late-April, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.


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      gmhtv1
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I need another car, you can be sure that an American car will be on the bottom of my wish list.....GM will be the bottom name on that list.......Thanks Obama
        Gabriel
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gmhtv1
        What does Obama have to do with what car you purchase and what about this article makes you automatically associate it with something political. it is simply an article written to inform consumers of recalls.
        adika3z
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gmhtv1
        before get the vehicle, must checking it out the vehicles, 1 - 2 amber yellow lights on the rear taillights, 2 - strong body and 2 strong bumpers, 3 - front grille open cooler air to the radiator, 4 - 2 amber yellow lights on the both fender sides of the front vehicle
        jep121212
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gmhtv1
        You are a fool and most likely a racist t-bagger
      Kevin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Time to buy American again. The Japs are just not cutting it anymore.
        mt1975
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kevin
        Nah, The Americans have far more recalls than the Japanese do, and Honda has the highest positive quality of anyone, which is compared to the Americans Highest Negative quality of anyone. I'll take my chances with the Japanese, I have already been burnt by the Americans a zillion times, I bought a 2009 Toyota Tacoma that completely destroys anything the Americans produce. 4.0 Liter V6, 4WD, 4 Door, 6 foot box, 24 MPG on the Highway at 75MPH and 17 MPG in the city. My Last (2) Fords were a Ranger and a Sport Trac with this same engine, and even with the Ranger being half the size of my Tacoma could only muster 14 MPG on the highway at 65 MPH, at 70 MPG, it was like that Ranger was desperately thirsty. The Sport Trac at 2 foot less of a vehicle still had the same engine, and only mustered 16 MPG on the highway. It was the weekly trips to the mechanic at 9 years old for the Ranger, then the weekly trips to the mechanic at 7 years old, with hardly any miles, with hardly any miles that made me quit buying American. I'm not even discussing the GMs and Chryslers that were even worse than Ford or the previous Fords that were as bad as the Ranger and Sport Trac.before the Ranger and Sport Trac. This is the first recall I've ever heard of for Honda, Toyota has had several, non of which affected my Tacoma, but I'll take a non-stopping Prius over a non-stopping Contour/ Excourt/ Focus whatever FORD junk it is with that problem. I grew tired of runnign to the mechanic to fix my AMerican vehicle while friends and family that owned Toyotas and Hondas were not doing anything to their vehicles other than Oil Changes, and these friends and family were repeat Toyota and Honda owners.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mt1975
          [blocked]
        adika3z
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kevin
        japaneses vehicles are better automakers than american vehicles, but american vehicles are imported from another countrys, why do that,
      thankgodikauai
      • 2 Years Ago
      american cars r GARBAGE
        doonooch
        • 2 Years Ago
        @thankgodikauai
        Honda is Japanese. but I agree, American cars are wanting.
      mikepam727
      • 2 Years Ago
      the American auto is the best the world has ever seen ... the real issue is knowing how to take care of maintenance such as reading a dip stick...not just being one .like fgt
      hchevy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Japan laughs all the way to the bank at the stupid Americans that buy their crap.
      gmhtv1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Gabriel, The underlying message is that foreign cars are unreliable.....And so are American cars....And after driving American cars for the majority of 50 years, I am discusted with everything USA, including the most corrupt short sited and dictatorial Government we have ever had in my lifetime...thats all
      Richard Goebel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be related to Toyota, another Asian deathtrap.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard Goebel
        [blocked]
        mt1975
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard Goebel
        ??????, I guess you like having Mechanics fix your American vehicle every week. My last 8 vehicles were all American and all JUNK.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      another week another POS asian manufacturer recall...buy the $hit stupid americans, buy it!!!!your hard earned money at work, and you deserve what you get...stupid people always get screwed and for a good reason
        JDM
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        There's the pot calling the kettle black. You're as stupid as they come. I guess you're use to getting screwed? Another redneck loser.
      fgt
      • 2 Years Ago
      My family and I have tried buying American cars and they were and still are complete and total crap. My wife's Expedition is a total nightmare, engine blew because of a manufacturing defect, there was a pinhole in the head, that cost a fortune to fix and then many other things have gone wrong like the transmission had to be rebuilt, suspension components, etc etc etc. Fords are total crap and very expensive to fix, for instance the oil pan gasket blew and because of having to left engine and pulling suspension components, it cost $850 to replace the oil pan gasket. I on the other hand I am on my second Toyota and went almost 100,000 miles without anything breaking and what went bad was a starter motor, I love Japanese cars. The only thing I hate about buying Japanese is their policy on whaling. I will never buy another American car, I can't afford to keep fixing this crap.
      Doug
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be why I see so many of them with one light out.
        Stars_Fan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Doug
        You're thinking of all those quality gm trucks/suv you see with one light out. My wife and I play a car game called chevy with a light out. You see far more of those than vw bugs
          Hello
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Stars_Fan
          Most GM have day time running lights so the lights that are mostly burned out are on 5 yr old GMs figure 12,000 miles a year times 5 yrs thatss alot of hours those lights are on.
          Steve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Stars_Fan
          That was a pretty stupid comment. You see far more Chevy's on the road when compared to the specific VW Bug. Chevy's include many vehicles such as the Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Corvette, Camaro, etc and you compare that to a Bug....... Plus a burned out bulb occurs in any vehicle but this new Honda recall is for bad wiring.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Doug
        No, if it is the switch it would be BOTH lights and not one.
      pewtrfreak
      • 2 Years Ago
      GOOD!
      kc8pz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes
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