2002-2006 Honda CR-V models are being recalled for a faulty driver’s side power window switch. The switch could fail or melt, and could cause a fire, even when the vehicle is not running. More than 200,000 units are affected by this recall.
Chrysler is also recalling 2009-2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota models for rear axle pinion nuts installed without sufficient adhesive, which could cause the nuts to loosen, and the rear axle to lock up. This could potentially cause a loss of vehicle control.
2002-2006 Honda CR-V Driver’s Window Switch
The Problem: Driver’s side window switches on Honda CR-V models built from February 19, 2002 through July 28, 2006 could fail and melt. A switch failure could result in a vehicle fire, which could occur even when vehicles are parked. Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside until the recall repair has been performed.
The Fix: Honda will inform affected owners, and dealers will fix the defective window switches free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin around November 2, 2012. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 800-999-1009, or call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 268,655 Honda CR-V models built from February 19, 2002 through July 28, 2006.
2009-2010 Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota Rear Axle Pinion Nut
The Problem: The rear axle pinion nut on certain 2009-2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickups could come loose from lack of adequate adhesive. If the nut loosens, it could cause the rear axle to lock up and cause a loss of vehicle control.
The Fix: Chrysler will notify affected owners, and replace the nut and install a pinion nut retainer free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners can call Chrysler customer service at 800-247-9753, or NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 44,300 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickups built from July 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009.