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Honda to Voluntarily Recall 2006 Honda CR-V and 2011 Honda CR-Z with Manual Transmission

On 09/04/2011, Honda issued a statement regarding it’s decision to voluntarily recall 2006 Honda CR-V and 2011 Honda CR-Z with manual transmission.  The affected U.S owners of these two vehicles will be notified later this month.

2006 Honda CR-V SE

80,100 Honda CR-V 2006 MY in the U.S will be voluntarily recalled to replace the power window master switch. The consequence of this defect according to Honda is that the design of the power window master can allow residue from interior cleaners to accumulate, which can, over time with switch use, cause the electrical contacts to degrade and may lead to a fire in the switch.

2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe

In addition, 5,626 Honda CR-Z 2011 MY in the U.S. that are equipped with manual transmissions will also be voluntarily recalled to update the software that controls the hybrid electric motor.  According to Honda, the consequence of this defect is that 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), potentially leading to a crash.  The corrective solution will involve a software update which will add further controls to correct the problem.

No injuries or deaths have been reported related to the conditions of the two vehicles

Owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.

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