According to the manufacturer, the design of the power window master switch can allow residue from interior cleaners to accumulate, which can, over time with switch use, cause the electrical contacts to degrade and may lead, in the worst case scenario, to a fire in the switch. However, no injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.
Still, that’s not all, because Honda will voluntarily recall 5,626 CR-Z vehicles from the 2011 model year in the U.S. that are equipped with manual transmissions.
The recall’s purpose is to update the software that controls the hybrid electric motor. The manufacturer say that “in the affected vehicles, when the gasoline engine has stalled with the IMA battery in a very low state of charge and the transmission in gear, it is possible for the electric motor to rotate in the direction opposite to that selected by the transmission. If this occurs and the driver has not engaged the brakes, the vehicle may slowly roll in an unexpected direction (e.g., backwards when the transmission is in a forward gear)”. If this happens, it may leading to a crash. However, Honda has the solution – a software update will add further controls to correct the problem. So far, no injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.
American Honda is announcing these recalls to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of a recall from Honda. Honda will notify affected owners of two voluntary recalls in the U.S. in late September 2011.Honda will notify affected owners of two voluntary recalls in the U.S. in late September 2011.
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