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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:01 PM

Honda recalls 2002-2006 CR-V for fire risk

Source: AP-Excite

By YURI KAGEYAMA and DEE-ANN DURBIN

TOKYO (AP) - Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 489,000 CR-V crossovers in the U.S., Europe and Africa, 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 for 268,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Honda is also recalling 220,000 CR-V vehicles in Europe and 98 in Africa for the same problem, Honda spokeswoman Akemi Ando in Tokyo said Sunday.

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.

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In this Aug. 20, 2006 photo, a long line of unsold 2006 Honda CRVs sits on the lot of a Honda dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. 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, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Omaha Steve Oct 2012 OP
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smokey nj Oct 2012 #4
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:53 PM

1. Yikes! Thank you for posting this Omaha Steve.

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I drive a CRV in the recall. The car was purchased used from an out of state dealership. I hope that I can get the problem fixed. I did not buy the car. It was a gift to me. I'm not sure how a recall works. I'll call the local dealership first thing Monday morning.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:09 PM

2. Mine! Thanks, Omaha Steve! n/t

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. I think any Honda dealership will fix the problem. My car had a recall about 3 years ago.

It's a Hyundai Sonata we bought used from friends. I took the car to the local Hyundai dealership and they fixed the problem.

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Response to smokey nj (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:59 AM

5. Hello smokey nj!

No long time, no see! Thanks for the info.

My vehicle was not part of the current recall, but was part of a previous recall! So, the Honda dealership has ordered the part and will install it for free.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 12:29 AM

3. Thanks Omaha Steve

My GF has a 2002 model and I just let her know.

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