There have been no reports of crashes or injuries due to the software, and the only mentioned issues for other recalls include 16 fires due to the CR-V switch. Honda is asking affected customers to have their cars serviced as soon as they get notification, with mailed notifications starting in late January 2021. You can check online to see if you’ll need service.
Software recalls are common across the industry, but it hasn’t been a particularly good year for Honda. It recalled 608,000 minivans and SUVs in August after learning the instrument panel and backup camera could fail. In other words, the shift to digital isn’t a cure-all — software can be just as (if not more) temperamental as mechanical systems.