Honda Philippines recalling CR-V units on faulty door latch assembly
Honda Cars Philippines Inc. on Thursday said it is recalling Honda CR-V units sold in the country from April to July 2012 because of a faulty door latch assembly.
The company sold some 834 Honda CR-Vs since April.
In extreme cases, the faulty door latch assembly could keep the door from properly latching on to the jamb, according to Honda Cars Philippines.
When not fully latched the door might open while driving.
"So far, no crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue," Mitch Malto, Honda Cars Philippines public relations manager, said in a press briefing.
The 834 units sold in the Philippines were part of the 314,000 units sold worldwide this year, she said.
The company will replace all faulty door latch assembly free of charge, the company said.
The defect was first detected in the US, where eight cases have so far been reported, according to Honda Cars Philippines.
All 28 authorized dealers and three service centers of Honda Cars Philippines will replace parts of the faulty door latch assembly starting Aug. 1, said Malto.
Honda CR-V owners will be notified by phone and notice letters starting July 20.
The fault is limited to the Honda CR-V model sold starting last April, because different models were fitted with a different door latch mechanism, the company said. — VS, GMA News
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