Recall Alert: Honda CR-V Hybrids Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Honda Issues Recall for 106,000 CR-V Hybrid SUVs Over Fire Risk

Honda has issued a recall for more than 106,000 CR-V Hybrid SUVs spanning model years 2020 through 2022 due to a potential fire risk caused by a missing fuse. This recall has been prompted by concerns that the absence of a fuse in a specific cable could lead to overheating or a short circuit in the event of a collision. While this recall has raised safety concerns, it’s worth noting that no injuries related to this issue have been reported.

Affected Vehicles and Manufacturing Dates

The recall applies to Honda CR-V Hybrid SUVs produced between August 8, 2019, and June 9, 2022. If you own a CR-V Hybrid within this manufacturing date range, it is imperative to take note of this recall, as your vehicle may be impacted. This safety concern revolves around a cable connecting to the 12-volt starter battery, not the hybrid battery pack. It’s located near the left front fender area and is susceptible to overheating or short-circuiting in the event of a crash.

Understanding the Issue

The core of the problem lies in the absence of a crucial component: a fuse in the 12-volt battery cable. The cable can malfunction without this protective fuse, particularly in a collision. The cable could overheat in such cases, potentially leading to a short circuit. The worst-case scenario involves a fire risk, which understandably raises significant safety concerns for vehicle occupants and property.

Proposed Solution: Battery Cable Replacement

Honda proactively addresses this issue by offering a free solution to affected vehicle owners. Authorized Honda dealerships will replace the problematic battery cable with a new version with a 100-amp fuse. This upgrade aims to prevent any potential overheating, short-circuiting, or fire hazards, thereby ensuring the safety of CR-V Hybrid drivers and passengers.

How to Get Assistance from Honda

If your Honda CR-V Hybrid falls within the recall criteria and you are concerned about its safety, Honda has set up a hotline for owners to contact them for further guidance and assistance. You can reach Honda at 888-234-2138, where their customer service representatives will be ready to address your concerns and schedule the necessary repair or replacement work.

Recall Identification and Checking for Open Recalls

It’s essential for all vehicle owners to periodically check whether their vehicles have any open recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides a convenient tool on its website for this purpose. By entering your vehicle’s 17-digit identification number (VIN), you can quickly determine if your vehicle has any pending recalls that require attention.

If, after checking, no recalls appear for your vehicle, it indicates no open recalls at that moment. However, since automakers frequently issue recalls, it is advisable to revisit the NHTSA website periodically to stay updated on any potential safety concerns for your vehicle.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a California Personal Injury Attorney. If you or a loved one has been affected by an accident related to the Honda CR-V Hybrid recall or any other personal injury matter, our law firm is here to help. We understand the challenges and hardships such incidents can bring, and we are committed to advocating for your rights and seeking the compensation you deserve. For a free and confidential consultation, contact our experienced legal team at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. Your well-being and legal rights are our top priorities, and we stand ready to assist you during this challenging time.

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