A total of 268,655 vehicles are affected by this recall, all of which were built between February 19, 2002 and July 28, 2006.
NHTSA states that if the window switch fails, it could "overheat, smoke and cause a fire," and such an instance can even occur if the vehicle is not in use. That said, NHTSA is advising owners to park outside until the recall repair has been completed.
Honda will begin notifying owners in early November, and dealerships will inspect and repair the faulty window switches free of charge. Scroll down to read the official NHTSA report.
Model Year(s): 2002-2006
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Report Receipt Date: OCT 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V486000
NHTSA Action Number: EA11004
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,655
Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.
If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 2, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Honda's campaign recall number is S61. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.