Honda has issued a voluntary recall for the 2002-2004 CR-V and the 2003 Pilot. According to a press release from the automaker, a flaw in those vehicles' electrical systems could cause the headlights to fail.
Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't yet posted an official bulletin detailing the recall, Honda says that the problem is tied to the wiring of the low-beam headlight switch. Over time, that switch may become inoperative, which would, of course, prevent the low-beams from working.
To date, no accidents or injuries have been associated with the problem. All told, Honda estimates that 554,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected by the recall.
Honda will send out notices of the recall in late April. At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Honda dealer, who will inspect and repair the wiring as necessary.
If you own one of the recalled vehicles and have questions in the meantime, we encourage you to visit www.recalls.honda.com or call Honda directly at 800-999-1009 and select option #4.