MARKHAM, ON – Oct. 15, 2012 – Honda Motor Co. will voluntarily recall approximately 490,000 model-year 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles globally to inspect and repair or replace the power window master switch. Under severe conditions, rain water or other spilled liquids may enter through an open driver’s window and enter the master power window switch on the driver’s door. Over time, exposure to water and other fluids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, which ultimately can cause the switch to overheat and melt, damaging the switch and potentially damaging an associated wire harness. Additionally, if a switch melts, it could produce smoke and, potentially cause a fire, creating a risk to motor vehicle safety.
The affected units were manufactured by Honda of UK Manufacturing Ltd. None of the affected vehicles were built for the Canadian market and therefore, there have been no reported accidents or injuries related to this issue in Canada.