DETROIT (October 6, 2012)--Honda says it's recalling CR-V crossovers from the 2002 to 2006 model years because an electrical switch in the driver's side door could melt and cause a fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said owners should park their CR-Vs outside until the recall repair has been performed.
The problem involves about 268,000 vehicles.
Rain or other liquids could enter through a driver's open window and damage the master power switch on the door and if that happens, the switch could overheat and melt, causing a fire, Honda said.
Honda Motor Co. said no injuries or crashes have been reported associated with the issue, but four fires have been reported.
The company will begin contacting owners next month and will repair the vehicles for free.