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Honda Recalls Certain CR-V Sport Utility Vehicles Over Missing Tire Information

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American Honda Motor has recently identified a problem affecting 1,725 units of the 2024 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle. As it happens, the 235/60 by 18-inch tires fitted to said crossovers may be missing TIN information. To be more specific, the four-digit date code on the sidewall.
As you're well aware, said four-digit code should be read as the week and year of manufacturing. For example, 1024 is the short way of saying calendar week 10 of 2024. According to documents published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the suspect tires were supplied by Hankook Tire & Technology.

Honda and its tire assembler discovered seven tires with missing date codes in March 2024, prompting an investigation with Hankook. Following a thorough review of US-market field reports and warranty claims, Honda couldn't identify any reports/claims related to said issue.

Hankook improved production and quality control in March 2024 by means of additional training, more thorough cleaning of the mold cavity, and the introduction of a quality control standard for the installation of the date code plate. Come September 2024, the factory where the tires were produced will be equipped with an automated machine vision inspection system.

Honda dealers have already been instructed to inspect and – if no date code is present on the sidewall – to replace suspect tires. Known owners will be mailed on or about August 12 with instructions to bring their vehicles in for inspection. The NHTSA's number for this recall is 24V-508, while Honda refers to it as BIS.

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As for the affected population of 2024 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle, production dates range between February 15, 2024 and March 5, 2024. Owners can determine if their CR-Vs are recalled by checking the sidewalls of all four tires or by running the 17-character vehicle identification number on Honda's recall portal or, alternatively, on the NHTSA's recall portal.

Redesigned in 2022 for 2023, the CR-V comes in three distinct specifications for 2025: the combustion-only model, the hybrid, and the fuel-cell sibling. The latter is completely new for 2025. Unfortunately, it's limited to 12 dealerships in California. Prospective customers can only lease the CR-V e:FCEV, which comes with tempting hydrogen fuel credits of up to $30,000. Honda claims that all available lease options are based on a suggested retail price of $50,000.

Sport Hybrid is the most affordable CR-V Hybrid of the bunch, with prices kicking off at $34,350 before destination. As for the combustion-only LX, you'll have to shell out $30,100 at the very least. As opposed to the CR-V Hybrid's naturally aspirated engine, the CR-V features a turbo.

In terms of power and torque, CR-V Hybrid slots above the CR-V e:FCEV and CR-V with 204 horsepower and 247 pound-feet (335 Nm) to its name. The fuel-cell powertrain makes 174 horses and 229 pound-feet (310 Nm), whereas the 1.5-liter turbo I4 in the CR-V produces 190 ponies and 179 pound-feet (247 Nm).
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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