Honda Recalls Over 85,000 Cars

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Honda has announced a recall of over 85,000 of their CR-V and CR-Z model cars, according to news reports.

The CR-V subject to recall is from the 2006 model year in response to a potential fire hazard. The possible fire can result when residue from interior window cleaners builds up on the power window master switch, causing erosion of the electrial contacts. Honda believes 80,111 vehicles of this type will be affected by this recall.

The 2011 CR-Z hybrid is the other model subject to recall, of which 5,626 cars are affected. The concern in this case is a transmission issue. The software that controls the hybrid electric motor has proven faulty, by rotating in the opposite direction of that selected by the transmission, when the gas engine is stalled with the battery in a low state of charge. This could result in a collision, for example, when backing out of a parking spot. Honda would like to install a software update in order to fix the problem at hand.

No injuries have yet been reported as a result of the defective parts.

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