Apr. 2, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Honda Motor Co, a major Japanese car maker, will recall 24,608 CR-V sport utility vehicles in China from Apr. 12 because of faulty headlight wiring system, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
The quality watchdog said in statements published on its website that the recall involves 15,411 CR-V SUVs manufactured in China between Apr. 14, 2004 and Mar. 23, 2005 and 9,197 imported CR-V models made between Jan. 23, 2002 and Nov. 5, 2003.
The Japanese auto maker said that CR-V electric wire connected to the headlight switch is insufficient in length and is likely to wear down. This could lead to overheating and eventually to a switch malfunction and a loss of low beam headlights, thus increasing the risk of crash.
The quality watchdog said in mid-March that Honda would recall 459,962 CR-V and Civic cars in China to fix defective horns from Apr. 30.
In 2011, Honda sold 617,764 cars in China, 4.5% less than in the previous year.