Honda Recalls 564k CR-Vs Over Rust Issue in Cold States
Honda has issued a recall for 564,000 CR-Vs due to a rust issue that affects the subframe of the vehicle. The recall affects CR-Vs from the 2002-2006 model years that were sold or registered in 20 cold-weather states and the District of Columbia.
The issue stems from road salt used to melt ice and snow on roads during the winter months. The salt can cause the subframe to rust and eventually break, which can lead to a loss of steering control and increase the risk of a crash.
Honda says it has received reports of 13 crashes and one injury related to the issue. The company is urging owners of affected vehicles to take their CR-Vs to a Honda dealer for a free inspection and repair if necessary.
The recall is part of a larger effort by Honda to address rust issues in its vehicles. In 2019, the company recalled 1.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles due to a similar issue with the subframe.
Owners of affected CR-Vs can check if their vehicle is included in the recall by visiting Honda’s recall website or by calling the company’s customer service hotline.
Honda says it will begin notifying affected owners in late September. The company is also offering a free rental car to owners who are unable to drive their vehicle due to the recall.
The recall is a reminder of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance, especially in areas with harsh winter weather. Drivers should have their vehicles inspected for rust and other issues before the start of the winter season to ensure their safety on the road.