2013 Acura ILX and 2012 Honda CR-V recalled for “doors opening unexpectedly”

Honda has recently noted an issue that will result in the automaker, in the middle of next month, to issue a voluntary recall on the 2012 Honda CR-V crossover and the 2013 Acura ILX sedan for a problem with the front door latches.

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The recall totals 170,000 vehicles in the U.S. and more then 20,000 in Canada. This breaks down to 166,000 Honda CR-V’s from 2012My and 6,200 ILX models from 2013MY in the U.S, and in Canada 800 2013 ILX models and 20,920 2012 model-year CR-V’s. Honda says that if the driver and passenger door’s handles are used simultaneously, in addition to the manual or power door lock, it could result in the door no longer correctly latching, which could result in the doors opening suddenly.

To date, no injuries have been incurred or accidents have taken place because of this issue.

Check out the full press statement after the jump.

Statement by American Honda Regarding Front Door Latch Recall: 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX

07/18/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif.

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 166,000 model-year 2012 CR-V vehicles and approximately 6,200 model-year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both front door latches and, in some CR-V vehicles, the interior front door handles. Simultaneous operation of the driver’s or passenger’s inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may result in the inner door handle release cable becoming partially disengaged. When this occurs the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close, but then open when the door locks are operated; either case may result in the affected door opening unexpectedly. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-August 2012. In mid-August, owners of these vehicles also will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners or (800) 382-2238 for Acura owners, and selecting option 4.

– By: Alexandra Koken