A recent recall illustrates how even minor-seeming technical glitches can be a cause for concern for automakers when highway safety is concerned.
Honda has issued a voluntary recall for nearly 460,000 Chinese-made CR-Vs and Civics because of their malfunctioning horns. These vehicles were constructed between July of 2009 and August of 2011, in a cooperative effort with the Dongfeng Motor Group Company. The recall was announced on the website for China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision. Recently, Honda recalled more than 50,000 CR-Vs due to an issue with faulty wiring. These vehicles were also manufactured in China. The Honda Corporation, which is headquartered in Japan, also manufactures automobiles in a joint effort with the Guangzhou Automobile Group, also located in China. Last year Honda sold more than 600,000 automobiles in China, a decline of 4.5 percent from the previous year. Honda will begin repairing the malfunctioning horns in the Civics and CR-V models affected by the recall at the end of April. Honda owners should contact their dealerships or visit the Honda website for more information about this recall.
As an experienced Roseville auto accident lawyer, I know that horns are very important components of a car’s safety features, and any defect that endangers motorists is a serious one. If you or someone you love o care about has been injured in an accident involving a faulty automobile, please consider contacting a Roseville personal injury lawyer.