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Recall 17V256000

Certification Label Printing Can Be Wiped Away And Distorted

Recall Details

The certification labels were printed with ink that may be inadvertently wiped away with an alcohol based solvent. Dealers will replace the certification label free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The printed information on the certification label on the body of the vehicle may be wiped away with an alcohol based solvent, This can prevent vehicle owners from knowing important load and tire information about the vehicle, causing a possible safety issue. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 18, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 18, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,425
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V256000
Component
EQUIPMENT

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 CR-V and Acura RDX vehicles. The Certification Labels on the affected vehicles were printed with ink that may be inadvertently wiped away with an alcohol solvent. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Consequence
If the label information can be wiped away, the operator may not be able to refer to the information, possibly resulting in the vehicle being overloaded, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda and Acura will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Certification Label, free of charge. The recall is planned to begin May 22, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KF3 (CR-V)and KF4 (RDX).
Notify
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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