Honda announced its third big recall of the week Saturday, this time to correct a faulty automatic window switch in 268,000 model-year 2002-2006 CR-V sport-utility vehicles that can malfunction and start a fire.
Earlier in the week Honda recalled about 1.4 million Civics, Accords and Pilots to fix a variety of safety issues.
In the CR-V recall, the automaker said rainwater or spilled liquids may enter an open driver’s window and drip onto the master power window switch. Over time, exposure to liquids can cause electrical resistance in the switch, making it overheat, melt and cause a fire. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to the problem but Honda said it knows of four switch fires.
On Thursday, Honda expanded a March headlight recall to include 820,000 model-year 2002-2003 Civic sedans and model-year 2004-2005 Pilot sport-utility vehicles in the United States.
The automaker said a problem with the wiring of the headlight switch could cause the low-beam headlights to not work. The loss of headlights could limit a driver's ability to see the road and potential hazards and increases the risk of a crash. However, Honda said no crashes or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.