Asia Bizz: Japanese- based car making giant Honda Motor Co Ltd will recall more than 24,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles in China. The company will start recalling the vehicles from April 12, 2012 to fix a wiring problem that is likely to cause the cars low-beam headlights to stop working.
The recall will affect Honda’s 15,411 CR-V SUVs made in China between April 14, 2004 and March 23, 2005. It will also affect 9,197 CR-V models which were manufactured between January 23, 2002 and Nov 5 2003.
The information of the recall from the company was revealed in a statement by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The company said that the CR-V electric wire connected to the headlight switch is in sufficient in length, due to which it might wear down. Such a problem could result in overheating and eventually lead to a switch malfunction and also a loss of low beam headlights, this increases the risk of crash.
The company said that it will inspect and replace the parts of the defected headlight wiring system. Honda added that it will do it free of cost and the letters will be mailed to the affected owners of CR-Vs. Customers can also contact their service providers for service appointments.