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Honda CRV Fires

Honda CRV Fire

Honda CRV Fire Injury Lawsuits

Honda CRV Fires | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injury, Burns | Flames, Oil Change, Design Flaw, Oil Leakage


More than two dozen cases of late-model Honda CRV sport utility vehicles have burst into flames, shortly after their first oil changes. No injuries have been reported and many of the vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years were destroyed.

A federal highway agency concluded this month the incidents are the fault of dealerships and mechanics. The agency said the problem stems from improperly installed oil filters that most likely leaked oil onto the vehicles' hot exhaust systems. When the oil filter is removed, part of the seal may stick to the engine. If that seal isn't removed before the new filter is put in there is a risk of oil leakage which could cause a fire.

Honda claims a design flaw is not to blame, but it's still studying the cause of the fires. The company said it's not planning a recall at this time, but it may rewrite instructions on how to replace the filters.

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Honda Warns of CR-V Oil Leaks, Fires

Sep 9, 2004 | USA Today
Honda, which has reports of 60 fires from oil-filter leaks in some CR-V sport-utility vehicles, plans to step up communication with its dealers and remind all oil-change shops of proper service procedures.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed a preliminary investigation July 1 despite 22 reports of fires after oil changes in 2003 CR-Vs. Honda said then that it was notifying dealers that oil filters could stick and oil drips could cause fires if the work wasn't done properly....

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