The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the 2002-2004 model year Honda CR-V in regards to an issue with the vehicle’s headlights, according to recent news sources.
The Office of Defects with the NHTSA has reported receiving 12 different complaints that the headlights suddenly stop working. The absence of headlights during the night or in bad weather conditions can significantly contribute to the likelihood of a crash. The crash chance is increased both by decreased visibility on the driver’s end from lack of light, as well as other drivers being unable to see the car.
Some reports indicate that the light switches required replacement, while others point to the wiring of the headlights as the issue, citing damage from overheating as the cause.
Some 431,000 of the vehicles may be affected by this potential defect, which the Office of Defects Investigation is continuing to examine, along with Honda Motors.
As an auto accident attorney in Bellevue, driver safety is my number one priority. I know that even with all of the rules and regulations imposed on product manufacturers things can still go wrong. Sometimes companies even put profit before safety. If you or a loved one has been affected by a defective car part please do not hesitate to call a Bellevue personal injury attorney right away. The longer you wait the more chance you have of losing evidence for your potential product liability case.