- 2021-2022 Honda Civic and CR-V recalled.
- Due to front side window tinting that exceeds government requirements.
- About 5,000 vehicles are affected by the recall
Honda Australia More than 5,000 examples of the Civic and CR-V have been recalled due to illegal front window tinting.
The issue affects 5,053 units sold between July 1, 2021 – when the brand implemented its fixed-price model – and November 7, 2022.
According to Honda, the affected vehicles are fitted with genuine accessory window tint on the front side windows that “does not meet specifications and may darken excessively and reduce visibility.”
“Honda Australia can confirm that a recall notice has been issued for the removal of accessory window tint from the front side windows of selected CR-V and Civic models sold between 1 July 2021 and 7 November 2022.
“The reason for the recall is that the tint product used during this time did not meet the Visible Light Transmission (VLT) requirements in the Australian Light Vehicle Standards Rules 2015, and in every state and territory for front side windows. The relevant legislation was made.
“Customer safety and product satisfaction are our top priorities at Honda Australia, and we are taking this issue seriously. Affected customers will be notified of the recall in January to replace their front side window accessories. The window color should be removed.
“The window tint product has been withdrawn from sale while Honda Australia reviews its tint process.”
Honda Australia will contact owners of affected vehicles by post and request that they visit a service center to have the window tint removed. It will issue a full refund for the price of the tint.