Honda Recalls Another 850,000 Cars Over Headlight Issue

Honda has expanded a recall originally announced in March to include an extra 820,000 cars across the United States. The automaker is now recalling all model-year 2002-2003 Civic sedans and model-year 2004-2005 Pilot sport-utility vehicles, due to a faulty headlight wiring system.

In a statement released Thursday, Honda revealed a fault with the wiring of the headlight switch could result in low-beam headlights failing to work. Though a loss of headlights could obviously restrict a driver’s ability to see the road and potential hazards, Honda added that no crashes or injuries have been reported that have been linked to the problem.

If you’re the proud owner of a 2002-2003 Civic or 2004-2005 Pilot, Honda dealers will inspect your vehicle and, if required, swap out the necessary components of the headlight wiring system.

This is not the first time a Honda recall has been made over headlight issues. Back in March, Honda recalled 550,000 CR-V small SUVs from the 2002 through 2004 model years, as well as Pilots from 2003 – all because of the same flaw.

Indeed, this isn’t Honda’s first recall of this week – on Monday, the company announced it would expand a recall of Acura TL sedans to include 572,000 model-year 2003-2007 Accord V-6 vehicles in the United States. That particular recall was to fix leaking power steering hoses, though it will be delayed, according to Honda.

Are you affected by the latest Honda recall, and have you experienced any headlight issues yourself?

Finally, because we all love them, here’s a nifty Honda ad from a few years back: