2003 & 2004 Honda CR-V SUVs

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:52 by admin
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is reporting that dozens of model years 2003 and 2004 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicles have burst into flames in recent months due to improperly installed oil filters. Oil from the filters is reportedly leaking onto the vehicles' exhaust systems, rapidly igniting the SUVs. All of the incidents have occurred shortly after the models' first oil change. Honda Motor Co. says technician error is to blame for the defect, which has damaged 27 vehicles so far.

Although no injuries have been reported, most of the cars were destroyed by the fires. Many had logged under 10,000 miles. Honda has yet to determine why the fires are only occurring in the 2003 and 2004 CR-V models. Over 140,000 CR-Vs were sold in 2003.

If your CR-V has been damaged or you have suffered injuries due to an oil filter fire, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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