Honda says it is recalling 1,316 of its 2006-model CR-V crossover SUVs because a faulty part could cause them to go out of control.
Honda says the right-front lower control arm on some CR-Vs was improperly welded and could break.
The control arm is part of the suspension, and also affects the steering.
Honda will voluntarily recall 1,316 model-year 2006 CR-V vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if necessary, replace the right-front lower control arm. Over time and with extended use, an improper welding process used when manufacturing the control arm may allow the right-front lower control arm to break at the weld.
If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda.
Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-April 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in mid-April, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going online to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.