Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 268,000 model-year 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles in the United States to inspect and repair or replace the power window master switch. Under severe conditions, rain water or other spilled liquids may enter through an open driver’s window and enter the master power window switch on the driver’s door. Over time, exposure to water and other fluids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, which ultimately can cause the switch to overheat and melt, damaging the switch and potentially damaging an associated wire harness. Additionally, if a switch melts, it could produce smoke and, potentially cause a fire, creating a risk to motor vehicle safety. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, but there have been four switch fires reported.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early November 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in early November, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.
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