Some 2006 Honda CR-V models are being recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer for incomplete welding on the lower control arm assemblies.
The Problem: The original welding for the lower control arms on some CR-V models may not have been properly done during the initial manufacturing. If the welding was not completed properly, the right front lower control arm could break at the weld spot and affect the car’s handling and increase the chance of a crash.
The Fix: Despite there being no crashes or injuries related to the issue, Honda is instructing dealers to inspect the right front lower control arm, and replace it if necessary. Owners will be notified starting in mid-April by mail; they can also look online at www.recalls.honda.com to see if their vehicle’s VIN is being recalled or by calling Honda at 800-999-1009 and selecting option 4.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 1316 units of the 2006 Honda CR-V.