The Houston Honda recall lawyers at Denena & Points note that the U.S. NHTSA just announced the recall of more than 172,000 vehicles manufactured by Honda Motor Co. The recall covers certain 2012 Honda CR-Vs and 2013 Acura ILXs. The recall stems from a defect in the vehicles’ door latches.
If the manual or power door locks are activated at the same time that someone operates an interior front door handle, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism could become loose and move out of position. This could prevent the door from latching properly so that the door could unexpectedly open while the car is in motion or during a crash.
If the door opens unexpectedly, especially during a crash or impact, this increases the risk of your ejection from the vehicle. The majority of people ejected from vehicles during a crash or rollover receive fatal injuries. Your safety is at risk from this Honda and Acura door latch defect.
Honda has said that its dealers will replace the vehicles’ front door latch assemblies free of charge in recalled vehicles. Its dealers will also replace the interior front door handles in affected Honda CR-Vs for free. Concerned Honda and Acura owners can contact Honda’s customer service line at 800-999-1009.
If you own one of the Hondas or Acuras affected by the recall, we highly recommend that you go in to get your vehicle repaired by the dealer as soon as it’s permitted. The dangers of vehicle ejection cannot be overstated. Around 75% of passengers and drivers ejected from vehicles in a wreck die.
Contact our experienced Houston Honda recall lawyers if you have questions about what you can do after receiving injuries because of a vehicle defect. For more than 14 years, our dedicated injury attorneys have been helping injured victims obtain full financial recoveries for the needless harm they’ve undergone. We offer a free initial consultation, and we don’t charge you attorney’s fees unless you win your claim. So call today. Arm yourself with the legal information you need to hold manufacturers accountable for a dangerous vehicle defect.