Honda, the Japanese carmaker, has announced a recall of around 564,000 older CR-V models in certain cold-weather states due to a rust issue that could increase the risk of a crash. The recall affects particular CR-Vs from the 2007 to 2011 models, which were sold or registered in states that experience severe winter conditions, according to the Associated Press.
Here are the states
Owners of CR-Vs registered or sold in any of the following states may be included in the recall: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.
Honda recalls CR-Vs in 23 states for rust issue
Cause of the Problem
The problem arises from the salt used to clear roads during the winter, which can cause corrosion and lead to the detachment of the rear trailing arm, resulting in potential loss of control as these arms are responsible for connecting the rear axle to the chassis.
Honda Addresses the Problem
According to Honda, there have been no fatalities or injuries as a result of this issue, but they are aware of 61 customer complaints in the United States. To address the problem, Honda has instructed owners to bring their vehicles to a dealership for inspection, and if necessary, they will install a support brace or repair the rear frame. In certain cases, the dealership may even offer to purchase the car.
Impacted owners will begin receiving notification letters from Honda beginning May 8. This recall is just the latest in a series of safety concerns in the auto industry, highlighting the importance of regularly checking vehicles for safety defects and addressing them promptly. Honda has promised to take full responsibility for this recall and ensure that all affected CR-Vs are repaired quickly to prevent any accidents or injuries.