On top of the recall affecting 430,000 units of its various models across 22 states, Honda issued two more recalls involving a total of more than 1 million vehicles.
According to an announcement, there are 737,000 Honda cars that need their body control module (BCM) software updated due to a “programming flaw.” The issue could cause warning lights to illuminate unnecessarily, as well as the rearview camera display, turn signals, and wipers to malfunction.
Although there have been no reports of accidents or injuries due to the software problem, Honda is conducting a pre-emptive recall of the 2018-2020 Accord and Accord Hybrid, plus the 2019-2020 Insight cars.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified beginning January and are advised to bring their cars to a local dealer for the software update.
Moreover, about 268,000 units of the Honda CR-V are also being recalled because of defective window switches. CR-Vs from the 2002 through 2006 model years are affected, Honda said.
Due to the defect, rain and other liquids could seep into the switch in the driver’s door if the window is open. This could result in the switch overheating, melting, and getting damaged alongside an “associated wire harness.” Too, it increases the risk of fire.
So far, Honda has received 16 reports of fires—but no injuries—relating to the issue.
The same switches have been recalled in 2012, with Honda ordering repairs instead of replacements. However, for the current recall, the automaker is replacing all faulty switches.
Recall notifications are also scheduled for release in January.