9/21/2011 - Honda recalls two models
Due to an electrical problem and software glitch on two of its model lines, Honda is voluntarily recalling approximately one million vehicles, the automaker recently indicated.
According to the car manufacturer, more than 80,000 of its 2006 CR-V vehicles will be recalled due to a problem with its window master switch. Over time and with continued use, residue from the windows' master switch can accumulate, potentially resulting in a fire if it makes contact with interior cleaning devices.
Approximately 5,626 CR-Z vehicles with a 2011 model year are also being recalled. The company said the problem is transmission-related, and in some models, the operator of the vehicle may roll in an unexpected direction when the brakes are not deployed, potentially leading to an accident.
"Honda 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," the company said in a statement. "Notification will begin in late September 2011."