Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:HMC) and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall of a possible 268,655 Honda Model CR-V automobiles in the United States. Recalls are also being issued for the same model in Europe and Africa.
The problem is that the driver-side power window switch may fail and possibly cause a fire. Scarily, a fire could start even if the car is not in use, and the NHTSA notice goes so far as to recommend that cars covered by the recall be parked outside until repairs have been made.
The problem seems to arise when water or other liquids enter through the driver’s open window and damage the power switch on the door. No injuries have been reported as a result of the problem.
The recall is for certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V cars manufactured from February 19, 2002 through July 28, 2006. The affected autos were all manufactured at Honda’s Swindon, U.K. plant.
The safety recall is expected to begin on or about November 2nd.