September 8, 2011

Honda PH recalls over 19,000 units for window problem

Following the announcement on Monday that some of Honda’s Jazz, City and CR-V models had a faulty power window master switch assembly, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) began sending letters of notice on Tuesday to owners of models included in the recall. The company said that 19,143 units of Jazz (2005-2007), City (2006-2008) and CR-V (2005-2006) had to have faulty window switch with countermeasure parts. "The silicon component commonly found in air fresheners or automotive cleaning agents, etc. enters into the power window master switch. This accelerates wear in the contact area and over time, wear particles accumulate between the power source and ground of the unit switch. The resin material of the unit switch is then heated and carbonized. This may cause smoke and in worst case, partial burning of the window switch cover," HCPI explained in its press statement. It said that the replacement of affected parts will be carried out in 28 authorized dealers and three service centers nationwide, free of charge and will take no more than 30 minutes. Though there are still no accidents or injuries reported related to this defect, Honda's local arm said the voluntary recall is part of its safety measures. HCPI also assured that owners of Jazz, City and CR-V models not included in the list, as well as those who own Civic, Accord, Pilot, Odyssey and HR-V, are not affected and have no reason to worry.


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