Honda Recalling Over 1 Million US Vehicles

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Over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled by Honda due to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat, and a software flaw.

The software recall includes 737,000 2018-2020 Accords and 2019-2020 Insights. The recall is due to a programming flaw in a control computer which can cause the backup camera, turn signals, and windshield wipers to malfunction.

There are two driveshaft recalls which cover 430,000 2012 Honda Civic Hybrids, 2007-2014 Honda Fits, 2013-2015 Acura ILX, and 2013-2015 Honda Accord. These vehicles are in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter and the driveshafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and replace them if needed however, parts aren’t available yet.

The power window recall affects 268,000 2002-2006 CR-Vs. Water can get into an open driver’s window and cause an electrical short, possibly starting a fire. This will be the second recall for the same issue. Initial vehicles were recalled in October of 2012, but the repairs didn’t work. There have been reports of 16 fires but no injuries.

Honda has said that owners should take the SUVs in for repairs as soon as they get a recall notice which will be mailed in late January. Owners can also check or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.

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