Voluntary recall of certain Honda 2006 CR-V crossovers due to control issues

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Honda has just announced a voluntary recall to owners of the 2006 model CR-V crossover in the U.S. The voluntary recall was due a potential issue of the front lower control arm that could over steer the vehicle out of control.

The 2006 CR-V voluntary recall will affect about 1,316 vehicles produced in that year model. Owners of certain 2006 CR-V crossovers will receive a notification from Honda Motor Corp. to bring their vehicles in for an inspection at Honda authorized dealerships. And if the front lower control is found to be defective during an inspection, Honda will replace it free of charge.

“Over time and with extended use, an improper welding process used when manufacturing the control arm may allow the right front lower control arm to break at the weld. If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash,” said Honda in the announcement.

According to Honda, there have been no reports of crashes or injury to the front lower control arm problem.