Honda Cr-z



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Honda Cr-z 2011 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
11V458000HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)from 01/08/2010 to 06/27/2011V (Vehicle)5626MFRHONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)09/07/201109/07/2011
Defect SummaryHonda is recalling certain model year 2011 cr-z passenger cars with manual transmissions, manufactured from january 8, 2010, through june 27, 2011. should the engine stall while the brake pedal is not pressed, there is a possibility that the engine control unit (ecu) software may cause the electric motor of the hybrid system to move the vehicle unexpectedly in the opposite direction of the selected gear.
Consequence SummaryUnexpected vehicle movement could increase the risk of a crash or personal injury to the persons in the path of the moving vehicle.
Corrective SummaryHonda will notify owners, and dealers will update the ecu software, free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about september 30, 2011. owners may contact honda automobile customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
NotesHonda's recall campaign number is r94.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
Honda Cr-z 2011 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe2012-03-06
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
SB-12-04809/05/201210045879Honda: information on replacement and removal of junction board from old ima battery and new battery mounted before battery is installed. models 2003-11 civic hybrid, 2011-12 cr-z, 2000-06 insight, 2010-12 insight. *pe2012-09-19
SB-12-04809/21/2012SB-12-048-A10045879Honda: information on replacement and removal of junction board from old ima battery and new battery mounted before battery is installed. models 2003-11 civic hybrid, 2011-12 cr-z, 2000-06 insight, 2010-12 insight. *pe updated2012-09-19
SB-12-04810/05/2012SB-12-048-B10045879Honda: information on replacement and removal of junction board from old ima battery and new battery mounted before battery is installed. models 2003-11 civic hybrid, 2011-12 cr-z, 2000-06 insight, 2010-12 insight. *pe updated2012-09-19
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
SB-12-00201/12/201210043248Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station. *pe2012-03-06
Honda Cr-z 2011 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS
09/29/201117000
 ****revision to previous complaint**** i was recently involved in a frontal collision in this vehile. i am fine, however, the seat belt did not hold me to the seat properly. as the impact happend the seat belt locked and held me midway, from the back of the seat to the stearing wheel, and did not 'pretension' me properly (pull me back and hold me sung to the seat. because of this, whlie the seat belt was holding me midway, the air bag came out at full force and the center of the airbag impacted me in the middle of my chest, more specifically my strenum. if i was going to come into contact with the airbag it should have been after the airbag was fully deployed, instead, the airbag deployed and impaced my chest.
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
01/01/2013
 In temperatures below 32 degrees, the rear hatch lock fails to open and freezes shut.
01/15/201216800
 The automatic air does not always turn on when the car is started. also, the rear hatch is always frozen shut in temperatures below 32 degress....
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
02/19/20111
 I have a 2011 honda crz hybrid. i have trouble with the headlights on low beams. the visibility is terrible. on a hilly, curvy road i can only see about 10-15 feet ahead. it appears that a daark shade is pulled 2/3s of the way down on the windshield. you can see the posts but not the sign on top of the post. the headlights are hid according to the information in my owners manual. i think this is unsafe. i have had 4 people dirive my car at night, and their reaction is the same. good lord, what is wrong with your headlights. i wrote a letter to honda customer service, and a lady called me back and said ther was nothing wrong with my headlights. i don't know how she knows, she hasn't driven my car. i just want my headlights fixed.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
04/02/201111000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2011 honda cr-z. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle jerked forward abnormally. also, the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an unusual clunking noise when accelerating and was a constant occurrence. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 11,000.
SEAT BELTS
09/29/201117000
 ****revision to previous complaint**** i was recently involved in a frontal collision in this vehile. i am fine, however, the seat belt did not hold me to the seat properly. as the impact happend the seat belt locked and held me midway, from the back of the seat to the stearing wheel, and did not 'pretension' me properly (pull me back and hold me sung to the seat. because of this, whlie the seat belt was holding me midway, the air bag came out at full force and the center of the airbag impacted me in the middle of my chest, more specifically my strenum. if i was going to come into contact with the airbag it should have been after the airbag was fully deployed, instead, the airbag deployed and impaced my chest.
09/29/201117000
 I was recently involved in a frontal collision in this vehile. i am fine, however, the seat belt did not hold me to the seat properly. as the impact happend the seat belt locked and held me midway, from the back of the seat to the stearing wheel, and did not 'pretension' me properly (pull me back and hold me sung to the seat. because of this, whlie the seat belt was holding me midway, the air bag came out at full force and the center of the airbag impacted me in the middle of my chest, more specifically my strenum. if i was going to come into contact with the airbag it should have been after the airbag was fully deployed, instead, the airbag deployed and impaced my chest.
STRUCTURE
01/01/20131
 In temperatures below 32 degrees, the rear hatch lock fails to open and freezes shut. *tr
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
04/02/201111000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2011 honda crz. while driving approximately 35 mph the contact applied pressure to the accelerator pedal and the vehicle jerked forward. also, the contact stated a clunking noise was heard anytime the vehicle accelerated. the failure occurs constantly. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate mileage was 11,000. ds