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Honda will recall CR-V, Pilot sport-utility vehicles

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times –

LOS ANGELES — Honda Motor Co. said it will recall about 554,000 model-year 2002 to 2004 CR-V and model-year 2003 Pilot vehicles in the United States to inspect and replace components of the headlight wiring system.

The automaker said there is a potential failure with the wiring of the headlight switch. The fault could cause the low-beam headlights to fail, which might increase the risk of a crash.

Honda said there have been no crashes or injuries reported because of the safety defect.

This was the second large recall by an automaker this week.

Earlier this week, BMW recalled 1.3 million luxury cars, including 367,000 in the U.S., because of a potential problem with a battery cable connector.

It is BMW’s largest recall ever, company officials said.

The recall includes all BMW 5 Series sedans and sport wagons produced between June 1, 2003, and March 31, 2010, and 6 Series coupes and convertibles produced between Sept. 1, 2003, and July 31, 2010.

The German automaker said the problem is with the bolt connecting the positive battery cables at the insulated bulkhead connector in the vehicle’s trunk.

The cable connection could overheat and cause a fire in the vehicle, even when it is not being driven, the company said.

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