Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to repair broken drive shafts, overheated window switches, and a software bug.
The software recall includes:
- 737,000 Honda Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Honda Insights from 2019 and 2020
A programming error in a control computer can cause the reversing camera, turn signals and windshield wipers to malfunction. Owners will be informed in late January of when to take their vehicles to a dealer for repair, the automaker said on Wednesday.
Two drive shafts are reminiscent of the cover:
- 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012
- The 2007 to 2014 Honda Fit
- The Acura ILX from 2013 to 2015
- The Honda Accord from 2013 to 2015
The vehicles are sold in 22 states that use salt to clean streets in winter. The drive shafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will check the left and right drive shafts and replace them if necessary. Parts are not yet available. Owners will receive an initial notification in February and will later be informed of when to go to a dealer.
The power window switch recall includes:
- Over 268,000 Honda CR-Vs from 2002 to 2006
Water can get into an open driver’s window and cause a short circuit that could start a fire. It is the second callback for the same problem. The cars were recalled from October 2012, but the repairs didn’t work. Honda said it had reports of 16 fires but no injuries. Honda advised owners to bring the SUVs in for repair as soon as they received a recall notice. These will be sent from the end of January. Owners can also check online or by calling (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.