Honda recalls 321,453 vehicles regarding faulty front door latch

By Justine Espersen

Honda Motor Co is recalling 321,453 CR-V SUV and Acura ILX sedans due to the door latches that may fly open while driving.

No injuries have been reported related to this recall, according to the company. However, federal law requires quick action when a manufacturer discovers a safety issue.

The recall affects two of their newest models: the 2012 CR-V crossover-utility vehicle and the Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan.

“Simultaneous operation of the driver’s or passenger’s inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may result in the inner door handle release cable becoming partially disengaged,” Honda said in a news release. “When this occurs the door may not latch when closed and/or the door may latch and close, but then open when the door locks are operated; either case may result in the affected door opening unexpectedly.”

Honda says customers will receive mailed notifications in mid-August. Customers can determine if their vehicle needs repair by visiting recalls.honda.com or recalls.acura.com.

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