Honda is recalling 2002-2006 CR-V models for a faulty driver's side power window switch. The switch malfunction could cause a fire, even when the vehicle is not running. A combined total of 268,655 units built over a four year period are affected by the recall.

The Problem: Driver's side window switches on Honda CR-V models built from February 19, 2002 through July 28, 2006 could fail and melt. A switch failure could result in a vehicle fire, which could occur even when vehicles are parked. Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside until the recall repair has been performed.

The Fix: Honda will inform affected owners, and dealers will fix the defective window switches free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin around November 2, 2012. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 800-999-1009, or call NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

Number of Vehicles Affected: 268,655 Honda CR-V models built from February 19, 2002 through July 28, 2006.

Source: NHTSA