Honda is in hot water after motorists discovered that their vehicles' headlamps were faulty, forcing a recall of 820,000 Civic and Pilot vehicles.
Honda recalled the Civic compact cars and Pilot SUVs as a result of the headlights failing. The recall affects Civics from the 2002 and 2003 model years and Pilots from 2004 and 2005.
According to the company, wires that connect a switch controlling the headlights and turn signals can overheat and melt, which could cause the low-beam headlights to malfunction and no longer work.
The automaker reported that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries as a result of the problem, but Honda has offered to fix the problem for free.
Honda sent out notices to owners of the vehicles affected by the recall, according to the Detroit Free Press. The two vehicles were also a part of a previous recall, which affected more than 550,000 CR-V small SUVs from the 2002 through 2004 model years, and Pilots from 2003.
Potential car buyers who are now ready to purchase a vehicle might put on the brakes when considering a Honda vehicle until the recall is taken care of.