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Honda Cars Philippines - Voltaire GonzalesHonda Cars Philippines announced its second recall this year, this time to replace the power-window master switch in the Jazz, City and CR-V.

The Japanese carmaker said 19,143 units of the Honda Jazz (2005 to 2007), City (2006 to 2008) and CR-V (2005 to 2006) are affected by the recall.

Here's an excerpt from Honda's official statement regarding the recall:

The silicone component commonly found in air fresheners or automotive cleaning agents, etc. enters into the power window master switch. This accelerates wear in the contact area and over time, wear particles accumulate between the power source and ground of the unit switch. The resin material of the unit switch is then heated and carbonized. This may cause smoke and in worst case, partial burning of the window switch cover. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this defect. With the total safety of Honda vehicle users as priority at all times, HCPI is taking this voluntary recall to replace the power window master switch assembly of affected units. 

Honda Cars Philippines sales and corporate communications head Voltaire Gonzales said the first incident involving the power-window master switch was reported in Japan in 2008 and just this year in the Philippines. Six other similar cases were recorded in the Philippines but there was no smoking or burning incident involved as the power-window switch merely malfunctioned.

"The problem manifests over time and accumulation of the particles takes time. We had to get cases in other countries to establish a pattern," Gonzales added.

Now that Honda has found the problem, a global recall has been made in different markets, including the Philippines.

Following today's recall announcement, Honda Cars Philippines will start its information campaign on September 6 by sending letters of notice to clients who have purchased the affected Jazz, City and CR-V units.

Honda Cars Philippines is also requesting clients to call their respective dealers or the Honda Hotline at 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) or 02-857-7240 to make an appointment for the part replacement. Clients may also visit Honda's website,, for inquiries and scheduling details.

Honda will replace the power-window master switch assembly in affected units--a process that will take no more than 30 minutes--free of charge.

Not sure if your vehicle is affected by the recall? Check the table below for details.

Model Name Disp Trans. Year Model FRAME NUMBER Subtotal Total Grand Total
JAZZ 1.3S CVT 05 MRHGD18405P010181~MRHGD18405P010305            125               2,924                  19,143
MRHGD18405P010307~MRHGD18405P010600            294
06 MRHGD18406P010001~MRHGD18406P010600            600
07 MRHGD18407P010001~MRHGD18407P010122            122
MRHGD18407P010124~MRHGD18407P010145               22
MRHGD18407P010147~MRHGD18407P010148                 2
MRHGD18407P010150~MRHGD18407P010210               61
MT 05 MRHGD17405P010031~MRHGD17405P010210            180
06 MRHGD17406P010001~MRHGD17406P010270            270
07 MRHGD17407P010001~MRHGD17407P010060               60
1.5V CVT 05 MRHGD38705P020122~MRHGD38705P020215               94
MRHGD38705P020217~MRHGD38705P020270               54
MRHGD38705P020272~MRHGD38705P020361               90
06 MRHGD38706P020003~MRHGD38706P020071               69
MRHGD38706P020073~MRHGD38706P020083               11
MRHGD38706P020085~MRHGD38706P020211            127
MRHGD38706P020213~MRHGD38706P020241               29
MRHGD38706P020243~MRHGD38706P020362            120
07 MRHGD38707P020001~MRHGD38707P020330            330
MT 05 MRHGD37705P020032~MRHGD37705P020061               30
MRHGD37705P020063~MRHGD37705P020074               12
MRHGD37705P020077~MRHGD37705P020091               15
06 MRHGD37706P020001~MRHGD37706P020009                 9
MRHGD37706P020011~MRHGD37706P020020               10
MRHGD37706P020023~MRHGD37706P020150            128
07 MRHGD37707P020001~MRHGD37707P020060               60
CITY 1.3A MT 06 PADCD65106V200871~PADCD65106V201290            420            13,352
07 PADCD65107V301291~PADCD65107V301830            540
08 PADCD65108V401831~PADCD65108V403690         1,860
1.3S CVT 06 PADCD66306V200601~PADCD66306V202370         1,770
PADCD66306V900001                 1
07 PADCD66307V302371~PADCD66307V303420         1,050
08 PADCD66308V403421~PADCD66308V405730         2,310
MT 06 PADCD65206V200451~PADCD65206V201770         1,320
PADCD66306V900001                 1
07 PADCD65207V301771~PADCD65207V302400            630
08 PADCD65208V402401~PADCD65208V403750         1,350
1.5A CVT 06 PADCD86706V200361~PADCD86706V201200            840
07 PADCD86707V301201~PADCD86707V301410            210
08 PADCD86708V401411~PADCD86708V401920            510
MT 06 PADCD85506V200091~PADCD85506V200420            330
07 PADCD85507V300421~PADCD85507V300540            120
08 PADCD85508V400541~PADCD85508V400630               90
CR-V 2.0 AT 05 PADRD48705V301471~PADRD48705V301473                 3               2,867
PADRD48705V301475~PADRD48705V301479                 5
PADRD48705V301481                 1
PADRD48705V301484~PADRD48705V301487                 4
PADRD48705V301489                 1
PADRD48705V301492~PADRD48705V301493                 2
PADRD48705V301496                 1
PADRD48705V301498~PADRD48705V301590               93
06 PADRD48706V401591~PADRD48706V402340            750
AT 05 PADRD48505V301261~PADRD48505V301350               90
06 PADRD48506V401351~PADRD48506V402220            870
MT 06 PADRD47606V400931~PADRD47606V401260            330
MT 05 PADRD47405V300631~PADRD47405V300660               30
06 PADRD47406V400661~PADRD47406V401110            450
2.4 AT 05 PADRD78505V300361~PADRD78505V300363                 3
PADRD78505V300366~PADRD78505V300367                 2
PADRD78505V300371~PADRD78505V300377                 7
PADRD78505V300379~PADRD78505V300420               42
06 PADRD78506V400421~PADRD78506V400600            180
MT 05 PADRD77405V300061                 1
PADRD77405V300078                 1
PADRD77405V300081                 1

One last note from Honda: Owners of Jazz, City and CR-V models not included in the list above have no reason to worry since the affected parts are of different specifications. Other Honda models such as the Civic, Accord, Pilot, Odyssey and HR-V sold and distributed by Honda Cars Philippines Inc. are likewise not affected.


Read about Honda Cars Philippines' first recall this year involving the City and Jazz

Update: Honda says only 14,883 units involved in recall. Click here to see the updated list of affected Honda vehicles.

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