Honda is recalling 1.4 million US vehicles for software and other issues

Honda is recalling more than 1.4 million vehicles in the US to fix drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat, and a software bug.

The software recall includes 737,000 chords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A programming error in a control computer can cause the reversing camera, turn signals, and wipers to malfunction. Owners will be notified at the end of January when they need to take their vehicle to a dealer for repair.

Two driveshaft recalls affect 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012, the Honda Fit from 2007 to 2014, the Acura ILX from 2013 to 2015, and the Honda Accord from 2013 to 2015. The recalls are in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in winter. Corrosion can break the drive shafts. Dealers inspect the left and right driveshafts and replace them if necessary. Parts are not yet available. Owners will receive an initial notification in February and will later be told when to go to a dealer.

Approximately 268,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2006 are included in the recall for power window switches. Water can enter an open driver’s window and cause an electrical short, possibly from fire. It is the second recall for the same problem. The cars were recalled from October 2012, but the repair did not work. Honda says it has reports of 16 fires, but no injuries.

Honda says owners should have the SUVs repaired as soon as they receive a recall notice. They will be sent from the end of January. Owners can also check or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V has been affected.