Honda Motor Co. will be recalling around 489,000 CR-Vs in Europe and the U.S. after discovering that rain water could go in the vehicles' power window switch on the driver's door. This will later cause the switch to overheat and catch fire. A Honda spokeswoman said last Sunday that about 220,000 CR-V SUVs will be recalled in Europe, about 268,000 units in the U.S. and lower than 100 in Africa. The recalled vehicles are from model years 2002 through 2006. The spokeswoman said five switch fires were reported but there had been no crashes or injuries. Honda, the No. 3 biggest automaker in Japan, did not provide estimated costs for the recall. Honda recently had a recall of over 600,000 Accord mid-sized sedans in North America to resolve a potential power steering fluid leak problem that may lead to a fire under the hood.
Gallery: 2006 Honda CR-V