The Acura ILX Concept

Over 321k Honda and Acura models recalled for front doors opening unexpectedly

Honda announced today that they will be recalling the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Acura ILX over a concern that the inner door handle release cable could disengage – possibly allowing the front doors to suddenly and unexpectedly open on their own.

This new Honda recall pertains specifically to the 2012 Honda CR-V compact sport utility vehicle and the new 2013 Acura ILX compact sedan with a total of 321,453 vehicles affected worldwide. Here in the United States, this recall covers around 166,000 Honda CR-Vs and another 6,200 Acura ILX sedans.

In the 2012 Honda CR-V and the Acura ILX, it seems that if you pull the interior door handle while also activating the locking mechanism, either electronically or manually, there is a chance that the inner door handle release cable can become disengaged. The door might open as normal but when you get in and close the door, the disengaged cable can prevent the latching mechanism from securing the door all the way. As the vehicle begins moving, adding vibration and directional force to the door…there is a chance that it could suddenly swing open.

Honda will fix this problem by replacing both front door latch assemblies on the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Acura ILX along with replacing the interior latching assembly on select CR-V models.

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