Honda recalls over 260,000 CR-Vs in North America

Honda Motor is recalling more than 260,000 CR-Vs sold in North America because of a faulty automatic window switch.

The recall targets the 2002 to 2006 model years.

The Japanese auto firm says an electrical switch in the window could fail or cause smoke or a fire when large amounts of water enter through the window.

Honda has reported the recall of 268,000 vehicles to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company says it has received several reports of fire with the vehicles, but that none resulted in injuries.

Last month, Honda recalled more than 600,000 Accords sold in the North American market, saying a faulty power steering hose could leak oil.

Japan’s Honda Fit in trouble with 936,000 vehicles to be recalled globally

Japan’s Honda Motor is recalling 936,000 cars worldwide, mostly its popular Fit subcompact, called Jazz overseas, due to defective power window switches, the company said Monday.

In the worst-case scenario, the switch could partially melt and its cover could catch fire, although no one has been injured because of the defect, a company spokeswoman said.

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Honda recalling 400000 cars over “soft” break concerns

Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 412,000 minivans and sports utility vehicles in the US because of complaints from drivers that brake pedals feel “soft” in the latest safety scare to hit the automotive industry.

Honda announced today that it intends to make adjustments to 344,000 Odyssey minivans and 68,000 Element vehicles built in 2007 and 2008. The company said motorists had found that as the vehicles age, they had to press the brake pedals closer to the floor in order to reach a halt.

It blamed the problem on air accumulating in a piece of equipment called the vehicle stability assist modulator. It encouraged owners to take their cars to an authorized dealer and said formal notifications to potentially afflicted motorists would begin at the end of April.

Honda said British and European cars are not affected. The recall comes amid an anxious environment in the industry as rival Japanese manufacturer Toyota struggles to overcome problems with sticking accelerator pedals.

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Honda To Recall 378,758 vehicles in the United States, including Accords and Civics

Another Round of recalls, but this time it’s Honda.

The U.S. arm of Japan’s Honda Motor Co. will recall 378,758 vehicles in the United States, including Accords and Civics, to replace the driver’s airbag inflator. American Honda Motor Co. said the driver’s airbag inflators in these vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which could cause the inflator casing to rupture, possibly resulting in injury or death, the company said.

12 incidents have been reported as of Feb 10th, 2009. A quick response such as this from motor companies will hopefully be the norm from now on when it comes to faulty products and parts.

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