Honda recalls 500,000 vehicles due to car emissions issue
A recall of over 2 million vehicles has been launched by Honda in California because of the car emissions problem.
Honda said it is recalling the vehicles to fix issues that include leaks in the air intake and exhaust pipes.
The company said the issue can affect drivers of the 2018 Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, Accord Hybrid, CRX, CRF-V and CR-X.
The recall affects vehicles from January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.
The recall also includes the 2018 Honda Fit and Civic hatchback, which was not affected.
The company is also recalling the 2017 Honda Fit, which has a faulty air filter.
The air filter can also be used on the 2018 CR-Z and CRF, and the 2017 Civic hatchbacks.
Hondas spokesman Dave Smith said the company is not aware of any other incidents.
The issue may be traced to the use of air filters in certain Honda vehicles, which can cause air pollution, Smith said.
The cars were being tested by the California Air Resources Board on March 30.
The CAARB does not require recalls of any kind.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles said on its website that the CAARBS vehicles are eligible for free repairs and replacement for free.
The state said that Honda is taking steps to minimize exposure to the air.
The state said Honda will send out information about the recall and the vehicle to owners and to their representatives.HTC has been under scrutiny for its performance in emissions tests.
In July, the company agreed to pay a $1.7 billion fine for failing to properly control the greenhouse gas emissions of its cars.
The automaker agreed to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 25% by 2025, and agreed to submit to an emissions audit.