Passenger Side Front Lower Control Arm May Fail
Suspension & Steering, March 22, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
The passenger side front lower control arm may fail, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
What Should You Do?
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.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
March 22, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected:
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.
AS A RESULT, A LOSS OF STEERING CAN OCCUR, INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.
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.
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