Honda recalling 820,000 Civics, Pilots

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

Several days after announcing a recall of 600,000 Accords for a faulty power steering hose, Honda on Thursday said it is recalling 820,000 Civic compact cars and Pilot SUVs because the headlights could fail.

The latest recall, which expands one announced in March, includes 2002 and 2003 model year Civics and 2004 and 2005 Pilots. Honda said low-beam headlights could malfunction due to possible overheating and melting of wires that connect a switch controlling the headlights.

In March, the automaker announced it was recalling 550,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2004 model years and Pilots from 2003 because of the headlight problem.

Honda said it’ll repair the problem for free. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

On Monday, Honda announced it was recalling 2003 through 2007 Accords with V-6 engines because a faulty power steering hose may leak fluid and cause a fire. So far one such fire has been reported, the automaker said.

The replacement hoses will not be available until early next year, but Honda said it will repair the Accord problem free of charge. In the meantime, owners can take their vehicles to a dealer for inspection, a company spokesman said.

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