MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Honda Canada will notify affected
owners of two voluntary recalls in late September 2011.
Honda Canada will voluntarily recall 13,151 CR-V vehicles from the 2006
model year to replace the power window master switch. The design of the
power window master switch can allow residue from interior cleaners to
accumulate, which can - over time with switch use - cause the
electrical contacts to degrade and may lead to a fire in the switch. No
injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.
Additionally, Honda Canada will voluntarily recall 619 CR-Z vehicles
from the 2011 model year, equipped with manual transmissions, to update
the software that controls the hybrid electric motor. In the affected
vehicles, when the gasoline engine has stalled with the Integrated
Motor Assist (IMA) battery in a very low state of charge and the
transmission in gear, it is possible for the electric motor to rotate
in the direction opposite to that selected by the transmission. If this
occurs and the driver has not engaged the brakes, the vehicle may
slowly roll in an unexpected direction (e.g., backwards when the transmission is in a forward gear). A software
update will add further controls to correct the problem. There have
been no incidents reported related to this condition.
Honda Canada is announcing these recalls to encourage all owners of
affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as
soon as they receive notification of a recall from Honda. Notification
to customers will begin in late September 2011.
When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important
to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to
alert our customers. To this end, in addition to contacting customers
by mail after late September, owners of these vehicles will be able to
determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line after
September 8, 2011, to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling 1-888-946-6329.
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
For further information:
Richard Jacobs (905) 543-6593