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Monday, December 21, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Acura And Honda Are Recalling 1.4 Million Vehicles For A Variety Of Potential Safety Issues

1.  Body Control Modules

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V771000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING, VISIBILITY, VISIBILITY/WIPER, BACK OVER PREVENTION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 737,233

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Accord Sedan, Accord Hybrid, and 2019-2020 Insight vehicles. A software error may cause intermittent or continuous disruptions in communication between the Body Control Module (BCM) and other components. This may result in malfunctions of various systems such as the windshield wipers and defroster, rearview camera, exterior lights, audible warning of a stopped vehicle, and power window operation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103, "Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems" and number 111, "Rear Visibility" as well as FMVSS numbers 104, 108, 114, 118, and 305.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the BCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X95.

2. Drive Shaft May Corrode And Fail

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V769000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 440,000

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling the following models that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The drive shafts were assembled with a lubricant that may have degraded the drive shafts' protective coating, making it more susceptible to damage from road salt or other contaminants, and potentially cause it to break.

2013-2015 Accord vehicles equipped with a 4-cylinder engine and a continuously-variable transmission 

2013-2015 Acura ILX, 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, and 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles with a manual transmission and 2009-2014 Honda Fit 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the drive shafts, replacing both the left and right drive shafts, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V768000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 268,655

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles. Moisture may enter the driver side power window master switch, causing the switch to fail or melt.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power window master switch and inspect the wiring harness for damage, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2021. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is P9D.

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