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Honda recall 12V124000

Passenger Side Front Lower Control Arm May Fail

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Honda CR-V 2006

Suspension & Steering, March 22, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview

The passenger side front lower control arm may fail, resulting in loss of vehicle control.


Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning April 17, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If 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 passenger side front lower control arm may fail at the sub-frame bushing collar. As a result, loss of vehicle control can occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the passenger side front lower control arm if necessary to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S33.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V124000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1316

Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 CR-V VEHICLES. THE WELD STRENGTH ATTACHING THE SUB-FRAME BUSHING COLLAR TO THE PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT LOWER ARM IS INSUFFICIENT. THE COLLAR CAN SEPARATE FROM THE ARM DUE TO VIBRATION WHILE DRIVING.

Consequence: AS A RESULT, A LOSS OF STEERING CAN OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.

Remedy: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION LOT STAMP ON THE PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT LOWER ARM AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE LOWER ARM, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 17, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S33. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration