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Honda CR-V Recall, Fire Danger

Honda is recalling almost 270,000 CRV passenger cars that may burn up even while parked in your garage. This Honda recall is very serious. Turns out there is a power window switch that can fail or melt and if it does then it could ignite and start a fire. The danger is so severe that Honda is saying don't drive your Honda CR-V until the defect is fixed.

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     HONDA CR-V     2002-2006
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) Report Receipt Date: OCT 05, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V486000 NHTSA Action Number: EA11004
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 268,655

2006 Honda CR-V Recalled for self igniting fire danger
Summary:
 Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt.   

Consequence:
 If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure, and a fire, could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.

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