Consumer Reports Cars
September 5, 2011 by staff
The massive recall is the second Honda in recent weeks. In August, Honda recalled 2.3 million cars to fix a transmission problem. Honda had started last year when Toyota problems faced massive withdrawals and even had to appear before Congress to answer questions about his response to questions of security, but now a run of bad news has plagued Honda.
In addition to withdrawals, Honda received a scathing “Consumer Reports” review of its Civic compact 2012 years, perennially a best seller for the Japanese automaker. The owner of the magazine n edition of August 1, said: “” 2012 Honda Civic LX. Very low scores from Consumer Reports recommend ”
Honda said the latest recalls would cost the company about $ 17 million and in Japan. Honda is the automaker’s third-largest volume in Japan.
The Civic has always ranked among the top small sedan Consumer Reports, but the magazine said: “The new Civic feels pointless with an interior cheap. You do not get content for both functions and that our costs 19,405 Civic LX automatic either. This is a problem given the bar set high in this class for the new to market the Chevrolet Cruze, the new design-for-2012 Ford Focus, and the redesigned for 2011 Hyundai Elantra. ”
Now the company faces back-to-back with massive withdrawals model cars.
In the past, announced on Labor Day, Honda is recalling 936,000 cars worldwide from its setting and CR-V lines to replace the main switch for power windows on cars. The company said a design flaw that may allow waste from window cleaners to accumulate, and that over time can degrade the electrical contacts of the switch and could cause a fire.
Adjustment models, remember they are in Japan, China, USA and Europe.
Honda said no injuries have been reported the problem. The company also said that 80,111 CR-V from the 2006 model year are affected in the U.S.
Honda is also recalling cars of its CR-Z hybrid compact line equipped with manual transmission. The company says a software glitch could allow the engine under certain conditions to rotate in the opposite direction to the progress of the transmission, allowing the car to roll backward when the transmission is in forward motion.
No injuries have been reported of this problem, well, the company said.
Honda plans to fix this problem with a software update. The recall affects CR-Z around the world and 26,000 cars in the U.S. 5626
Honda shares fell on Monday on the Tokyo market after the report, at the end of the day 4.7 percent lower.
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