SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Japanese Carmaker Honda is looking into possible corrosion issues facing the all-new CR-V released in the South Korean market after a string of online complaints by consumers were reported.
The controversy surrounding the Honda CR-V, an SUV model released back in April, came after customers reported that corrosion had been found in a number of parts of their vehicles, including a steering wheel, brackets used for a dashboard and other parts of the vehicle made of metal.
After a number of CR-V buyers reported a similar problem on Bobaedream, an online used car market and community, with some of the cases involving vehicles as new as days after purchase, according to industry sources on Wednesday, Honda Korea is said to be currently probing the issues of corrosion experienced by a number of South Korean customers.
One Honda official said, “We are currently investigating possible causes of the corrosion issues found in the all-new CR-V.
“We are considering all possibilities including that the vehicles in question could have been damaged by sea breeze during the two months when the cars were being transported from the U.S by ship.”
It has been reported that members of the online used car community have since filed a complaint to a number of consumer organizations and watchdogs including the Korea Consumer Agency, the Korea Transportation Safety Authority and the YMCA Car Safety Center.
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