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Audi CR-Z Recall Information


NEWS: Honda Motor Co. is recalling 2.2 Million vehicles; AIR BAGS  
Report Receipt Date: FEB 03, 2016 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V061000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,230,000

FEBRUARY 2016 -- Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX Clarity, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning on March 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Honda's numbers for this recall are JX2, JX3 and JX4. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS:   Honda recalling 86,000 vehicles in U.S. for fire, rollaway concerns

DETROIT NEWS -- September 4,  2011 – Honda Motor Co. said early Sunday it is recalling nearly 86,000 vehicles in two separate campaigns — including one to address possible fire concerns.

With the new recalls, Honda has now called back more vehicles than it did in all of 2010.

Honda said it is recalling 80,111 2006 CR-V vehicles to replace the power window master switch — after the U.S. government said it had reports of five fires.

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 lead to a fire in the switch, the Japanese automaker said.

Honda said no injuries or deaths have been reported in connection with the CR-V issue.

In April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded an investigation into the 2006 CR-V after the agency had received five reports alleging smoke and fire occurred inside the driver's door. It received another 24 complains that didn't include fires.

Separately, Honda will voluntarily recall 5,626 2011 CR-Z in the United States equipped with manual transmissions to update the software that controls the hybrid electric motor.

Honda said when the gasoline engine has stalled with the 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 might slowly roll in an unexpected direction. Honda said it could roll backwards when the transmission is in a forward gear — potentially leading to a crash.

Honda will upgrade the software to correct the problem. No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.

Honda will begin notifying customers in September.

The automaker has reported two large recalls recently.

Honda said last month it was recalling 1.51 million vehicles in the United States to address complaints of engine stalls and vehicles shifting out of park — part of a worldwide recall of 2.5 million vehicles.

In May, Honda boosted a recall of vehicles for air bags that can deploy with too much pressure by 833,000. The recall was expanded to 2001-03 Honda and Acura models that might have the original driver's air bag module replaced with an affected service part. Honda has now called back 1.6 million vehicles over the issue since 2008. At least 12 incidents and one death are linked to the issue since 2010.

Honda recalled 2.4 million vehicles in the United States in 2010 — the third highest number — behind Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co

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SEPTEMBER 2011 -- Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 CR-Z passenger cars with manual transmissions, manufactured from January 8, 2010, through June 27, 2011. Should the engine stall while the brake pedal is not pressed, there is a possibility that the engine control unit (ECU) software may cause the electric motor of the hybrid system to move the vehicle unexpectedly in the opposite direction of the selected gear. Unexpected vehicle movement could increase the risk of a crash or personal injury to the persons in the path of the moving vehicle. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The safety recall began on September 26, 2011.   11V-458