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How can buyers check recalls before buying a used Honda CRV?

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Buyers looking to purchase a used Honda CR-V can check information relating to recalls by visiting the Honda website's "Recall" section, as well through recall listings on major automotive websites such as Edmunds.com or Motortrend.com. Recall listings typically cover the specific models being recalled as well as the reason why.

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It is important for anyone buying a used car to understand the recall information for that make and model to avoid buying a potentially dangerous vehicle. Recalls are issued when a manufacturer discovers that a component of a vehicle is defective or unsafe.

The Honda website contains a section dedicated to information about all recalls relating to its vehicles. Users have the option to enter a car's Vehicle Identification Number to view specific information relating to that vehicle. It is also possible to choose a year, make and model of a Honda vehicle to see related recall information. The page also has links to official Honda information about major recalls.

Edmunds.com's recall section is organized by manufacturer, which means that information about Honda CR-V recalls is listed on the same page as all other Honda recalls. The site is regularly updated to include the latest recall details, and includes links to read more in-depth information about each recall.

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