Honda has issued a recall on certain CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years over faulty driver-side power window switches. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the window switches in these affected vehicles may fail and could possibly cause a fire.

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.
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Vehicle Make / Model: HONDA / CR-V
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

Summary

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.

Consequence

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.

Remedy

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.

Notes

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.


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      shicripley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the Sales department issued the recall to get you back in the door. If you bought the car new between 2002 and 2006 you are a prime target for a new car.
      midwstrner
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not the more minor recalls that worry me, every manufacturer has them. It's those runaway, out of control, or exploding gas tank, rollover issue, wrong tire, life threatening safety hazard recalls that bother me, but much more so if the manufacturer denies them..... The "engine and or transmission is practically designed to fail right after warranty" issues also bother me but that's somewhere in between the 2 issues.
      jeep02tj
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gremlins!
      merlot066
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's the third Honda recall this week, why no condescending headline Autoblog?
        USMC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @merlot066
        Why? They didn't do it for the three escape recalls. Seriously, this is getting old. Today alone, a Chrysler was recalled, a Mercedes was recalled, and a Honda was recalled. Last week it was GM and BMW and mini before that. Recalls are never going to stop. A great deal of them are supplier issues. If you look at the list of recalls that are non-automotive you will see the auto industry is doing pretty good in comparison. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prereloct12.html http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm The above links are just for the month of October. It's not just autos announcing recalls.
          HAT1701D
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USMC
          Yes, the "new" Ford Escape. Just goes to show...If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USMC
          "Several Major" again, blowing the whole thing out of proportion. The first fire recall for the scored recalls was a major problem and Ford acted briskly once they discovered that there was a problem. The second recall was for the accelerator and bake pedal being close together. The third recall was for 30 vehicles that had a cup plug installed by hand. Honda's recalls have all involved hundreds of thousands of vehicles. I'm just questioning why the headlines weren't more like "Honda recalls 300,000 more vehicles over fire risk, urges owners to park outside"
          Spies1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USMC
          merlot, the difference is. The Escape at one week old has several MAJOR recalls. Yes, this Honda recall is on an 11 year old CR-V, but I don't think I've seen three recalls this week on the CR-V.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USMC
          @hat Based on this week obviously the old stuff wasn't so great for Honda either.
          USMC
          • 2 Years Ago
          @USMC
          Merlot, I often disagree with you but you're right on this one. I wonder if it comes down to the individual author? I agree, regardless of what brand you like they should be consistent with headlines.
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's safe to say, meh.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      So much for Honda reliability.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      toyota honda and the other japanese manufacturer are low quality junk specifically aimed at the retards from America
        elftoys4u
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        Honds are made in the USA, and are one of the best cars on the road.
        hobwi01
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        By the way, I own 2 honda lawnmowers (10 years old, never had a problem), a single stage honda snowblower, 7 years sarts on first try every year has never let me down, I've had 4 motorcycles starting when i was 12 years old and enjoyed every one. I own a 07 pilot and a 07 odessey minivan. HONDA is a ENGINE company that produces excellant products for the money you pay. And yes they are made in OHIO USA Toyota is also quality, I wish chevy,ford,chrsyler the best. And also Hyundia is starting to come on strong
        hobwi01
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        you are a jerk i've had honda's for 25 years and they are quality, ever notice how they never made a v-8, hmm with gas at 4.00/gallon maybe they are just a smart company
        Amanda
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        and you've showed your intelligence by using the "r" word...
      paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      I THOUGTH THAT JAP STUFF NEVER BROKE DOWN
        bankertl53
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paul
        Paul - better get those 1970 Calendars out of your home - it is 2012. You "thougth" wrong, in fact you likely don't think at all!
        carfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paul
        only in the fantasy world of the american toyota and honda owners... these "mesmerized" zombies would spend 20.000 on a wheel barrow if it would have the honda or toyota emblem on it
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paul
        Yeah, I hate when my window switch stops working and I have to call AAA to bring me a tow truck.
      Spies1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see yomama6501, yomama6502, yomama6503, yomama6504... has totally lost it again. This time telling other posters to go "f..themselves and die".
      vince
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if they got their parts from the supplier of the Trailblazer or Rav4/Camry switches that were recently recalled for the same reason.
        Spies1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vince
        USMC, good call!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @vince
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          carfan
          • 2 Years Ago
          you are an uninformed idiot ...I don't know what kind of loser pro you are , but you are no car pro, bro
          Spies1
          • 2 Years Ago
          I love it when yomamaxxx gets caught using her multiple accounts. She has slipped up a couple time replying to my post and used several different log-ins. Now yomama is telling people to f themselves and go die. Probably a UAW worker!
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          USMC
          • 2 Years Ago
          Wow, such an intelligent response. Kid I don't who you are and I don't know an OSM. I read various posts about you using multiple names. I've seen yomama6501 and now you are using Yomama6502. Since you got banned, maybe you should take that as a clue. I post facts from NHTSA's website. You post garbage and then make accusations against me when you and I have never had any dialogue prior to this. Just googling your name shows I am right. I am not the only one who sees through your BS and childish behavior. Please grow up. Good night. This link shows you posting under Yomama6503? What's your excuse for that? http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/26/bellwether-california-market-sees-share-growth-for-detroit-autom/#aol-comments Here are the Google results for yomama6503. I don't even want to know what would happen if I googled your multiple other names. https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=yomama6503&oq=yomama6503&gs_l=hp.3...6052.11172.0.11883.12.11.1.0.0.0.389.1308.7j3j0j1.11.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.FqJGxUCoWJQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&fp=4e3a9795942d65f9&biw=1249&bih=566
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      ...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why do all the trolls come out for the recall posts..
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
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        Because they have nothing better to do.
      • 2 Years Ago
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