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Recall 12V338000

The Front Doors May Open Unexpectedly

Recall Details

If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching. If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or during a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced to correct this concern. The Honda recall campaign numbers are S45/S46/S47.

Our Quick Take

One or both of the front doors may not properly latch in the fully closed position due to a problem with the cable connecting the inside door handle and the latch mechanism. A door that is not properly latched may open unexpectedly.

What Should You Do?

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 16, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you notice problems with a front door latch, or 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 18, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 18, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
172,837
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V338000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated by an occupant, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching.
Consequence
If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles, free of charge. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, August 16, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Notify
Honda recall campaign numbers S45/S46/S47. 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
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