US authorities begin investigating Honda’s “CR-V” | Reuters

The US Department of Transportation’s Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on December 6 that it will begin investigating whether there are any safety issues with certain Honda and Stellantis models. Pictured is the Honda CR-V at the Paris Motor Show in March 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

[ワシントン 6日 ロイター] – The US Department of Transportation’s Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on the 6th that it will begin an investigation into whether there are any safety issues with certain Honda and Stellantis models.

NHTSA said it will begin a preliminary evaluation of power and braking issues.

About 1.7 million units of the 2018-2022 model year CR-V and HR-V in the United States will be affected. Problems such as sudden loss of power on highways have been reported.

In addition to Honda vehicles, 390,000 model 2017-2018 Ram 2500-3500 pickup trucks have received 134 reports of brake, etc. problems, and will be investigated.

About 230,000 2019-2020 Jeep Compass sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will also be investigated after reports of power cuts while driving.

No accidents or incidents related to these three investigations were reported. NHTSA must determine whether to conduct an engineering analysis for each investigation before submitting a recall request.

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