Honda recalls 50,000 cars over door switch fault

Japanese car manufacturer Honda is to recall about a third of CR-V model cars made at its Swindon plant because of a potentially dangerous fault.

A faulty seal on a master switch in the driver's door that controls the windows may cause liquid to seep inside, causing it to overheat and catch fire.

The fault applies to the second series of the CR-V, made at the South Marston site between 2002 and 2006.

Honda said the fault could affect about 50,000 vehicles.

One owner in Britain and four in the United States have come forward to say they could smell burning.

Second series drivers are being asked to take their car to a dealer to have it checked and get the switch repaired.

Honda's general manager for corporate affairs in the UK, Paul Ormond, said: "What we've got to do is check each of the window switch areas that the seal is tight and if there is any incidence of burning or anything underneath, we'll replace the circuitry there.

"We will have it sorted out before Christmas."

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