Honda is recalling CR-V SUVs of the 2019/2020 model year in the United States. According to the firm, the vehicles could expose drivers to accident risks.
The SUVs come with subframes that are secured with bolts that may lack required wax coating. If this is the case, the bolts will loosen over time, causing the subframes to separate. If this occurs while the vehicle is in motion, it increases the risk of an accident.
While the firm reported no accidents or injuries associated with this recall, owners can call the automaker at 888-0327-4236 if they have any questions or concerns.
Honda will begin sending out recall notices in the mail in mid-January 2020. Owners should schedule a visit to a dealer immediately after receiving a notice. Dealers are expected to inspect the subframe bolts and replace them if needed. Bolts should also be tightened to the correct specification.
Honda will repair all vehicles for free.
Honda’s latest recall might impact a small number of vehicles, but it does illustrate the importance of responding to recall campaigns promptly.
While this recall was launched before injuries or accidents, this isn’t the case with many auto recalls. Drivers who either ignore or are unaware of these campaigns expose themselves to major risks.
In order to stay on top of such recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at NHTSA.gov/recalls where you can plug in your car’s VIN to find out whether it has any open recalls.
You may also make sure you’re directly contacted when recalls are launched by updating your contact information with your car’s maker.
By taking these steps and quickly responding to recalls, getting your car fixed as soon as possible, you avoid exposing yourself and loved ones to risks.
For more detailed information on this Honda recall, follow this link.