Back in March, Honda issued a recall of 554,000 CR-V and Pilot crossovers due to faulty headlamps. But last month, the automaker quietly issued an expansion of this recall that includes 820,000 Civic and Pilot models from the 2002-2003 and 2004-2005 model years, respectively.

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.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding Low Beam Headlight Recall Expansion: 2002-2003 Honda Civic and 2004-2005 Pilot

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.


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      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ahhh, the 7th gen Civic. Hands down the worst Civic made up until the 9th gen.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not much difference in quality between domestics and imports.
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its not like my 2004 Pilot left the factory nine years ago or anything.. I think I would know if my car was one of the affected ones considering its been using its low beams for.. Nine years.. Without a problem.. COME ON HONDA STEP IT THE F*CK UP. Honestly their recent failures have made me pity them (I think my moms 2010 Accord is crap) but considering this one involves my car.. Now Im just bloody f*cking pissed.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Worst looking Civic of them alll
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      In any recall , what is the part played by the original supplier? oldfrt@gmail.com
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      The pin on that switch burned out in my '02 EP3, and they wouldn't replace it for me before, even though the recall applied to the same exact part number my car used from the factory.
      rickaisen
      • 2 Years Ago
      I buy all JDM Honda Motors from www.usedjapanmotors.com
      tomx6666
      • 1 Year Ago
      my crv low beam headlight has not worked for over 2 tears unless and until I hit light with popen hand using reasonable force. What I,m wondering is this part of the headlamp recall and is it dangerous. thank you
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years because an electrical switch in the driver's side door could melt and cause a fire. Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall Saturday. The government agency said owners should park CR-Vs from those model years outside until the recall is performed, to avoid any property damage from a fire. A fire could start even when the ignition is off and the CR-V is parked. The problem involves around 268,000 vehicles. Honda said rain or other liquids could enter through a driver's open window and damage the master power switch on the door. If that happens, the switch could overheat and melt, causing a fire. Honda said owners have reported four fires, but have been no injuries or crashes associated with the issue. The company will begin contacting owners next month and will repair the vehicles for free. It was the third major recall this week for the Japanese automaker, which usually sits near the top in J.D. Power and Associates' annual rankings of vehicle quality. Earlier this week, the company said it was recalling 820,000 Civic compact and Pilot SUVs from the 2002 through 2004 model years because the headlights can fail. CR-Vs were recalled earlier this spring for that same issue. Honda also said this week that it's recalling 600,000 Accord midsize cars because a faulty power steering house can leak and cause a fire. That recall affects Accords with V6 engines from the 2003 to 2007 model years. NHTSA also announced earlier this week that it's investigating complaints that Honda Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs can roll away after drivers remove the ignition key. That investigation involves vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years.
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