Over Half a Million of These Hondas Are Being Recalled
Over half a million Honda vehicles have been recalled after multiple reports of a rear part detaching due to corrosion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall mentions that salt-belt states, which use de-icing salt to reduce snow from the roads during winter, are having problems when vehicles are driven through puddles at high speeds and salt enters the rear frame. Over time, the salt can cause corrosion, leading to the rear trailing arm falling off.
According to the recall notice, Honda has received 61 complaints of road salt accumulating and causing frame corrosion, potentially causing drivers to lose control and increase the chances of accidents.
Which Hondas are being recalled?
The recalled SUVs are 2007-2011 CR-Vs that were sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C. According to the recall, there have been no reports of issues to vehicles sold outside the salt-belt region.
What to do if your Honda was recalled
According to Honda, you should have your car dealer inspect and install a support brace or repair the affected rear frame if needed, at no cost. For some people, Honda will offer to buy the vehicle if the damage is too serious or the damaged part can’t be removed. Owners should expect to be notified by mail starting on May 8. If you have any questions about the recall, call Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s reference number for this recall is XDZ.