137,000 units of Honda CR-V 2019 will be recalled globally!

Updated Oct 08, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Your Honda CR-V 2019 is going to be recalled by Honda due to the airbag problems.

If you possess a Honda CR-V 2019, you must be aware of this newest announcement from Honda: 137,000 units of the crossover will be recalled. And, it might include yours! Please keep reading about the news updated on Philkotse.com.

1. How is it so urgent to recall Honda CR-V 2019?

There have been reports all over the world that the airbags of CR-V 2019 will unexpectedly deploy while users do not have any actions on it. As many drivers have experienced, the airbags come out without any warnings are believed to be extremely dangerous when it accidentally cover your sights from the front seat.

Sudden airbag deployment is so dangerous

Sudden airbag deployment is so dangerous

Regarding the reasons, as stressed by the Honda manufacturer, this issue is caused by the metal burrs. This burrs on the inside of the steering wheel can have a negative effect on the wiring harness and cables that are a part of the car airbag system.

As a result, an electrical short circuit and overheating will occur. In other words, it will cause the sudden deployment of an airbag.

2. What’s Honda’s reaction?

This problem is so emergent that Honda has to recall Honda CR-V 2019 globally. In fact, there have already been six incidents caused by the unexpected deployment of airbags, three injuries have been recorded from those situations.

Therefore, besides recalling 137,000 crossovers globally, this automaker promises to install a new protective cover on the steering wheel core, replace the clock-spring and wiring harnesses, as well.

3. Your car is going to be recalled?

To the owners who have never experienced the sudden deployment of airbags, we have signs for you. First, check your steering wheel buttons. If it does not work properly, your Honda CR-V might have this problem.

Honda CR-V 2019 recall

Check out the signs if you Honda CR-V faces problems

Not less importantly, you will see there’s something abnormal is happening to your car when the horn suddenly activating by itself, and the SRS airbag warning light appearing on the instrument panel.

Yet, you have to wait for the official announcement from Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI). It will tell you if your car is a part of the global safety recall or not.

Know more about Honda CR-V 2024

Honda CR-V

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a midsize crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants: the V Turbo CVT, VX Turbo CVT, and the RS e:HEV (hybrid) e-CVT. 

The latest version of this Honda model has two different engine options. For the top-spec hybrid trim, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline four-banger paired with a dual motor and lithium-ion battery. The combustion component alone produces up to 145 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The electric-powered component meanwhile, can churn out 181 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque. 

Aboard the V and VX trims meanwhile is a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out 187 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. 

Only the VX gets all-wheel-drive, while the rest are front-wheel-drive. All trims then use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the one on the hybrid trim is an electronic CVT (e-CVT). 

In terms of dimensions, the all-new CR-V is 4,691mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,681mm (1,691mm for VX) in height. Both the hybrid and the V’s wheelbase then spans 2,701mm (2,700mm for VX). 

Locally, the Honda CR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 5008, etc. 

₱ 2,100,000 - ₱ 2,590,000