Honda recalls 1.8 mln vehicles over safety issues

Honda is recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles worldwide over safety fears - including some models linked to reported fires.

The Japanese carmaker announced on Tuesday that it had four separate campaigns, which cover 1.4 million cars in the United States alone.

Honda says no injuries or crashes have been reported in relation to the recalls.

One U.S. recall covers some 270,000 of its CR-V vehicles to replace power window master switches which have been linked to 16 fires.

The CR-Vs in question are from the years 2002 to 2006.

Another, is Honda wanting to update the Body Control Module software of about 735,000 U.S. vehicles.

It says a programming flaw could disrupt communication causing several warning lights to come on, and the malfunction of electronic components.

Honda is issuing two other recalls across 22 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, which have significant road salt use.

It wants to check the front drive shafts of hundreds of thousands of cars for potential corrosion.