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Honda CR-V recall 12V486000

Driver's Power Window Switch May Fail
Body, Interior & Misc., October 5, 2012

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The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.


Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 2, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the driver's power window switch, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.


The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt. If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure and a fire could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed. Dealers will inspect and repair the driver's window switch as necessary. The Honda recall number is S61.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Mfr's Report Date:
October 5, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V486000

NHTSA Action Number: EA11004

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 268655

Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.

Consequence: If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.

Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 2, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: Honda's campaign recall number is S61. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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