Honda Recalling 2006 CR-Vs Over Bad Welding

2006 Honda CR-V.

2006 Honda CR-V. (

American Honda Motor Co. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have announced a recall on a number of 2006 CR-V models due to a welding defect.

The vehicles in question may have a sub-standard weld that attaches the sub-frame bushing collar to the front lower suspension control arm on the passenger side. Over time, vibrations and bumps from driving can cause the collar to separate from the arm.

If the weld breaks, the automobile could become difficult to control and steer, increasing the risk of a crash. Thus far, Honda says there are no reported crashes or injuries arising from the bad weld. The recall affects a single week of production, so there are only 1,316 CR-Vs that could potentially have the welding defect.

Honda will notify owners via mail, and the recall is expected to begin in mid-April. Dealers will inspect and replace the lower suspension arm if necessary without charge to owners.

Owners with concerns or questions can call Honda’s customer service line toll-free at 1-800-999-1009 and reference Honda recall campaign number S33. They can also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and reference campaign ID number 12V124000.

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