Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has announced that it is voluntarily recalling thousands of CR-V units to replace the wiring to the headlight switch that could heat up because it is too short.
A total of 20,587 units of Honda CR-V covering the model years from 2002 to 2004, all assembled and sold in the Philippines, are affected.
HCPI said that because it is too short, the electric wire connected to the headlight switch wire is stretched during operation. With the resulting tension, the terminal wire joint moves and contacts with a metal part and may generate enough heat to melt the wire connecting coupler. This, it said, eventually leads to headlight switch malfunction, causing the low beam to become nonoperational.
Xavier Eyadan, HCPI marketing head, said the company is replacing the part for free starting April 4. Replacement should take only about 40 minutes, he said.—Riza T. Olchondra