Honda recalling 2006 CRV and 2011 CR-Z over potential fire and roll-away hazards

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Honda has just announced the recall of 86,000 2006 year model CRVs over faulty power master switch, which could lead to a fire hazard. Honda states that the switch allows residue from interior cleaners to accumulate and would eventually wear out the electrical contacts, which could potentially lead to a fire.

The recall comes after the U.S. government had five reports of driver doors caught on fire that resulted from faulty switches. The fix to all affected 2006 CRVs would be a replacement of the power master switch.

In another recall, Honda also announced that 5,626 2011 CR-Z models with manual transmissions are being recalled to update electric motor controls software due to complaints of a roll-away problem. The problem arises when the battery is on low and the engine is stalled. This could cause the electric motor to spin in the wrong direction and roll the car backwards even when the transmission is in a forward gear.

Honda plans to send out official recall announcements to affected owners by the end of this month. In the meantime, owners of these affected vehicles can go online at www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4 for more information.