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“Honda Issues Warning: Thousands of CR-V Hybrids at Risk of Catching Fire

Honda has announced a recall for its Honda CR-V Hybrid due to an electrical issue that could lead to fires. Thousands of Honda CR-V Hybrid vehicles have been recalled due to an internal electrical issue that could lead to a fire. The cars were sold in the United States and Canada from October 2018 to September 2020. Honda estimates that around 58,000 vehicles are affected by the recall. The issue is caused by a poor electrical connection in the cell of the main power relay, which controls the high voltage battery system. If the connection is not secure, it can cause an increased electrical current, leading to a potential fire. So far, Honda has received 33 reports of battery melting, four reports of smoke and one report of fire related to the issue. Luckily, no injuries or deaths have been reported yet. Honda will be issuing recalls for affected vehicles in the US beginning in mid-November. The company is recommending all owners of these vehicles stop using them immediately and have replaced the faulty relay. The recalled vehicles are equipped with a 12-volt auxiliary battery, which has an additional connection that needs to be inspected and repaired if necessary. Honda will provide detailed instructions to dealers and repair shops to help them identify and repair recalled vehicles. For any further inquiries, Honda customers can call its customer service number at 1-888-234-2138. Customers can also call Honda’s recall number at 1-800-999-1009. The recall is not the only problem that has affected Honda recently. The company has also issued recall notifications to owners of its Fit EV and Clarity electric cars due to a potential defect in the battery cell. Honda’s recall of thousands of its Honda CR-V Hybrid vehicles is a reminder of how important it is to keep up with vehicle recalls and maintenance notifications. Not attending to these timely notices could lead to fire and safety risks in the future.