American Honda is recalling more than 172,200 of its small-size 2012 Honda CR-V SUVs and 2013 Acura ILX sedans due to issues with the vehicles front door locks. According to the company, the vehicles' front doors may not properly latch closed and increase the risk of injuries from doors that open unexpectedly while the vehicles are in motion.
The issue, says the company, regards the front door lock set-up used in both the 2012 CR-V and the 2013 Acura ILX, the upscale version of the Honda Civic sedan. Operating the front door handles simultaneously with the manual or power door locks interferes with the latching cables inside the front doors. The closed doors won't latch properly and may unexpectedly open suddenly or the next time the door lock switches are used.
Honda says there have been no reported injuries or accidents tied to the front door problems, which affect about 166,000 Honda CR-Vs and another 6,200 Acura ILXs in the United States.
Drivers and passengers riding in the front of the Honda SUVs and Acura sedans should exercise caution until mid-August when the company can plans to notify affected owners to bring in their recalled vehicles for free repairs.
For more information, consumers can visit American Honda's websites: www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com. Toll-free customer support lines for Honda (800-999-1009) and Acura (800-382-2238) vehicles are also available.
Front Door Latch Recall: 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX [American Honda]