Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. due to three separate issues: a software flaw, driveshafts that can break, and window switches that can overheat and lead to fires.
The recall related to the software flaw includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. Honda said a programming flaw in a control computer can cause the rear camera, turn signals, and windshield wipers to malfunction.
The recall related to the drive shaft includes 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012 (the 2007 through 2014 Honda Fit, the 2013 through 2015 Acura ILX and the 2013 through 2015 Honda Accord. The vehicles are sold in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. The drive shafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and replace them if needed. Parts aren’t available yet. Owners will get an initial notification in February and will be told later when to go to a dealer.
The window switch recall affects about 268,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2006. Honda disclosed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that water can get into a driver’s window if open and cause an electrical short, which could possibly lead to an interior fire. The automaker said it’s aware of 23 fires that have been caused by the issue.
Honda says owners should take the SUVs in for repairs as soon as they get a recall notice. Those will be mailed starting in late January. Owners can also check https://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.