Faulty locks could allow the vehicles doors to open unexpectedly.

Honda is recalling more than 320 000 vehicles worldwide because of a door lock defect.

It said the faulty locks could allow the vehicles' doors to open unexpectedly, adding that its recall was for the 2012 CR-V sports utility vehicle and 2013 Acura ILX sedan.

The vast majority of the recall is for the CR-V model, sold mainly in Japan, North America, China and South America, although a Honda SA spokesman confirmed that no CRV’s in South Africa were affected .

No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the door lock defect.

Japan's car giants have recalled millions of vehicles in recent years as they have become more proactive about dealing with faults. - AFP