Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Front Door Latch Recall: 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX

MARKHAM, ON, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 20,920 model-year 2012 CR-V vehicles and approximately 800 model-year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles in Canada to replace both front door latches and, in some CR-V vehicles, the interior front door handles. Simultaneous operation of the driver's or front passenger's inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may result in the inner door handle release cable becoming partially disengaged. When this occurs the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close, but then open when the door locks are operated; either case may result in the affected door opening unexpectedly. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-August 2012. Owners can confirm if their vehicles are affected, and can obtain additional information, by going on-line after July 20, 2012 at www.honda.ca/recalls and www.acura.ca/recalls, or by calling (888) 946-6329 for Honda owners or (888) 922-8729 for Acura owners.

For further information:

Maki Inoue 905-888-4416
Laura Heasman 905-888-4568