Honda recalls total of 85,737 CR-V and CR-Z units in the United States

2011 Honda CR-Z

Honda is recalling close to a 100,000 vehicles worldwide to fix power windows and computer systems, the company announced today.

In the United States, Honda is recalling 80,111 CR-V vehicles from the 2006 model year in the U.S. to replace the power window master switch.

“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 to a fire in the switch,” Honda said of the CR-V issue.

Honda is also voluntarily recalling 5,626 CR-Z vehicles from the 2011 model year in the U.S. that are equipped with manual transmissions to update the software that controls the hybrid electric motor.

“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,” Honda said of the CR-Z problem. “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.”

Notification to customers will begin in late September, 2011. You can find out more details going on-line to or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.

– By: Omar Rana