Honda recall: Nearly 564,000 CR-V small SUVs on road salt

Honda is recalling nearly 564,000 older small SUVs because road salt can cause frame rusting and rear suspension parts to come loose.

The recall affects certain 2007-2011 CR-Vs that were sold or registered in states where salt is used to clean winter roads.

U.S. safety regulators say in documents released Thursday that salt can build up and cause corrosion, and the rear swingarm can come loose. This can cause drivers to lose control, increasing the risk of an accident. Rear trailing arms connect the rear axle to the frame.

The recalled CR-Vs were sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. , Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, DC

Dealers will inspect SUVs and install a support spacer or repair the rear frame if necessary. If the chassis is severely damaged, Honda may offer to purchase the vehicle. Owners will be notified by mail starting May 8.

CR-Vs have already been recalled in Canada. Honda says in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has 61 customer complaints in the United States, but no fatalities or injuries.

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