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Recall 12V486000

Driver's Power Window Switch May Fail

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., October 5, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 5, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
EA11004
Potential Number of Units Affected
268,655
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V486000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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.
Notify
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.
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