Honda Recall Affects More Than 172,000 U.S. Vehicles

July 19, 2012 Updated Jul 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT

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Honda Recall Affects More Than 172,000 U.S. Vehicles

July 19, 2012 Updated Jul 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT

(Honda news release) Honda on Thursday issued a statement announcing a voluntary recall of more than 172,000 U.S. vehicles.

The Honda statement reads:

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 166,000 model-year 2012 CR-V vehicles and approximately 6,200 model-year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles in the United States to replace both front door latches and, in some CR-V vehicles, the interior front door handles. 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. 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. No accidents 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-August 2012.

Read the entire Honda news release HERE.