Honda began notifying owners of these newly affected vehicles in September.
A possible wiring fault in the headlight switch could cause the low-beams to not work in these affected models, and we certainly don't need to tell you why that could be hazardous. Honda has stated that no crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.
We may just now be reporting on the headlight recall expansion, but it comes right on the heels of another big Honda recall. Earlier this week, the Japanese automaker announced a recall of over 570,000 Accord and Acura TL models due to faulty power steering hoses.
Honda's official statement regarding the recall expansion can be read below.
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has expanded a March 2012 low beam headlight recall to additionally include approximately 820,000 model-year 2002-2003 Civic and model-year 2004-2005 Pilot vehicles in the United States. Honda dealers will inspect and, if necessary, 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.
This recall now includes certain 2002-2004 CR-V, 2002-2003 Civic and 2003-2005 Pilot models.
Honda is announcing this recall expansion 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-September 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in late-September, 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.