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Honda recalls 564,000 vehicles over rusting frames

Honda has recalled almost 564,000 vehicles after discovering an issue which can cause frames to rust in certain models

Honda has recalled almost 564,000 vehicles after discovering an issue which can cause frames to rust in certain models.

According to the automaker’s filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects CR-V crossovers made between 2007 and 2011, but only those registered or purchased in the salt belt. This includes states such as Connecticut, Illinois and Michigan. Honda says that de-iceing chemicals used in these areas can seep inside of the frame through drainage holes. Over time, this can corrode the internal frame and cause the rear trailing arm to break off. While the automaker notes it received 61 reports of the issue between 2018 and 2023, there have been no related deaths or injuries.

Customers looking to check if their vehicle is included in the recall can visit the NHTSA’s website, provided they have their vehicle identification number. Honda dealers will check for corroded parts and complete any needed repairs for free.

The pace of recalls has remained steady since the start of the year. At the end of March, Honda recalled 330,318 vehicles over an issue which could cause side-view mirrors to fall out on certain SUVs, pickups and minivans. Two weeks before, the automaker recalled an even larger number of cars to replace defective seat belts. Other car makers, such as Hyundai, Kia, Ford and Tesla have also initiated massive recalls over the last three months. In 2022, Ford won the title of “most-recalled brand.” It remains to be seen which brand will take the title this year.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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