The voluntary recall comes after Honda discovered some control arms on the front lower control arms on the passenger side were improperly welded together, leading to possible breakage. As a result, handling could be compromised and the potential for an accident could be greatly increased. Honda says that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of a control arm malfunction, however.
Honda will begin mailing recall letters to affected customers by mid-April. Honda sold more than 170,000 CR-V crossovers in 2006, making determining whether a customer’s vehicle is included in the recall a more difficult endeavor. However, Honda will also make information for which specific vehicles were affected around the same time via its recall website, and over the phone at (800) 999-1009, selecting option 4.