Honda is recalling almost 500,000 CR-V units worldwide image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a global recall which will affect almost 500,000 units of the CR-V model worldwide.

According to the car manufacturer, 489,000 units of the Honda CR-V will be affected by this recall and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of an electrical problem. Most units of the Honda CR-V affected can be found in the United States and in Africa, but Europe has its share of the problem too, because 220,000 units are affected here. The recall is part of a larger one which includes the Pilot model too.

Honda says that the recall has been announced because of an electrical problem and because of a poor insulation of the electric window on the driver’s side, water can infiltrate in the wiring area and overheat the switch which can lead to a small fire. A Honda spokesman said that the company received five reports from customers in which the switch caught fire. Additional details on this recall are limited for the moment but we know that the affected SUVs have been produced between 2002 and 2006. Owners will be notified by letter.