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Honda recalls some 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX models

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated by an occupant, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position.

There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching.

(Left to Right) 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX.
(Left to Right) 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Acura ILX.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
ACURA / ILX 2013
HONDA / CR-V 2012


Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Mfr’s Report Date: July 18th, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V338000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: Latches/Locks/Linkages:Doors:Latch

Potential Number of Units Affected: 172,837


If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles, free of charge. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, August 16th, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1.800.999.1009.


Honda recall campaign numbers S45/S46/S47. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY: 1.800.424.9153); or go to www.safercar.gov


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