Defective Engine Wire Harness Coupler forces 2010 Honda Accord, CR-V Recall

By Automotive Staff | January 18, 2011
Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is issuing a recall of its 2010 Honda Accord and CR-V. The issue is a wire harness coupler may have been damaged during vehicle assembly. This could lead to intermittent spark firing or engine stalling over time. Honda has notified its dealers to replace the ignition wiring harness connector. Full press release can be found below. Approximately 2277 vehicles may have been affected. Honda states it will begin the recall next month. Statement by American Honda Motor *** Inc., Regarding Engine Wire Harness Coupler Recall: 2010 Accord 4-cylinder and 2010 CR-V 01/12/2011 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda will recall 2,277 model year 2010 Accord 4-cylinder and CR-V vehicles in the U.S. to replace an electrical wire harness coupler in the engine compartment. The wire harness coupler could have been damaged during vehicle assembly, which can lead to engine stalling over time. Honda identified this issue through warranty repairs, and no related accidents or injuries have been reported.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notification to customers will begin in early February 2011. When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to alert our customers. To this end in addition to contacting customers by mail, in early February, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicle requires repair by going on-line or calling. Honda owners can go to or call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4.
via Honda courtesy of Motor Trend Staff