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05/10/17 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain 2003 honda accord coupe vehicles, equipped with a four-cylinder engine. if the passenger frontal air bag module has been replaced, such as after a crash necessitating frontal air bag deployment, the replacement air bag module may include a takata air bag inflator. these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any takata inflator used in the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin may 1, 2017. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is kf0.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/02/16 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 accord vehicles manufactured october 1, 2003, to august 17, 2007. the affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect passenger frontal air bag module that does not comply with the advanced air bag requirements. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

An air bag module does not meet the advanced air bag requirements can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 2, 2016. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. honda's number for this recall is jz3.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/06/15 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 honda accord hybrid vehicles manufactured august 29, 2013, to may 30, 2015. electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle's speed to 40 miles per hour and functioning only on battery power. once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall.

A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. the recall began on november 6, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jt7.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/01/15 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 honda civic vehicles manufactured march 21, 2000, to january 20, 2005, 2001-2004 honda civic gx vehicles manufactured june 14, 2000, to august 19, 2004, 2003-2005 honda civic hybrid vehicles manufactured february 24, 2002, to january 18, 2005, 2003-2007 honda accord vehicles manufactured february 21, 2002, to august 28, 2007, 2002-2004 honda cr-v vehicles, 2002-2003 honda odyssey vehicles manufactured june 19, 2001, to july 12, 2003, 2003 acura mdx vehicles manufactured september 19, 2002, to june 19, 2003, 2003 honda element vehicles manufactured june 25, 2002, to july 31, 2003, and 2003 honda pilot vehicles manufactured november 26, 2001, to august 21, 2003. the affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on july 1, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's numbers for this recall are js1 and js2. note: vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14v353 or 14v700 (honda recall numbers s95, jh6, jh7, jh8, jh9, jj0, jj1, jj2, jj6, jm5 and jm6) are not included in this recall. however, this recall does supersede 13v132 and 14v349. note: on december 18, 2015 honda informed nhtsa of an expansion of this recall to include certain model yea

06/15/12 Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 and 2008 acura tl and model year 2003-2007 accord v6 vehicles. in may 2012, honda filed a defect report to recall certain model year 2007 and 2008 acura tl vehicles. in september 2012, honda informed the agency that it was including an additional 573,147 vehicles including certain model year 2003 through 2007 accord v6 vehicles. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 625,762. prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage.

If this occurs, power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose, free of charge. the original recall began in june 2012, and owners of those vehicles may obtain the free remedy. sufficient parts are not yet available for owners of the vehicles covered by the september 2012 expansion, but are expected to be available in early 2013. honda will notify owners of these vehicles beginning on october 26, 2012, and will notify these owners again when parts are available so those vehicles can be brought to dealers for applications of the free remedy. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's recall campaign number for the original recall is s39.honda's recall numbers for the additional vehicles are s59 (inspection) and s60 (remedy).owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/27/11 Honda is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 accord, 2007-2010 cr-v, and 2005-2008 element passenger cars manufactured from july 1, 2004, through september 3, 2010. the outer race of the secondary shaft bearing may be broken during certain driving styles. a broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the malfunction indicator light to turn on, and allow contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing within the transmission.

This could result in a short circuit causing the engine to stall. additionally, broken pieces of the outer race or ball bearing from the secondary shaft may become lodged in the parking pawl resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the gear selector in the park position. engine stall and unexpected vehicle movement increases the risk of a crash or personal injury to persons within the path of a rolling vehicle.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the automatic transmission control module software free of charge. the safety recall began on august 27, 2011. owners may contact honda automobile customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's recall campaign number is r89.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/02/06 On certain passenger vehicles and motorcycles, the owner's manuals contain incorrect contact information for the national highway traffic safety administration's (nhtsa) vehicle safety hotline.

The language in the owner's manuals is not in accordance with the current mandatory requirements.

Honda will send a postcard to dealers and owners with the correct nhtsa vehicle safety hotline information and with instructions to insert the card into the "reporting safety defects" section of the owner's manual. the recall began on august 2, 2006. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009, acura at 1-800-382-2238 or honda motorcycles at 1-866-784-1870.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/13/05 On certain passenger vehicles, a loose terminal in the main fuse box may cause the fuel pump to lose power. if the fuel pump becomes inoperative, the engine may not start.

If the fuel pump loses power while driving the engine could stall without warning which could result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the entire fuse box free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2005. owners may contact honda at 800-999-1009 or acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda recall nos. p73, p74.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 accord, 2010 and 2012 accord crosstour, 2006-2011 civic, 2007-2011 cr-v, 2009-2012 fit and pilot, and 2010-2012 insight vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. one dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.

In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin october 1, 2017. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's numbers for this recall are o07, y0a, n06, g05, m04, y01, and o09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/27/15 Engine American honda motor co. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 accord l4 vehicles manufactured july 29, 2014, to july 31, 2014, 2015 accord l4 vehicles manufactured august 14, 2014, to january 30, 2015, and 2015 cr-v vehicles manufactured september 9, 2014, to february 6, 2015. the affected vehicles may have been assembled with improperly torqued connecting rod bolts, which can cause the engine to lose power or leak oil.

Loss of engine power may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. if the engine leaks oil in the proximity of hot engine or exhaust components, there is an increased risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block, free of charge. the recall began on march 27, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jp2 (for accord models) and jp3 (for cr-v models).

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/13/13 Engine American honda motor co., inc. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 accord vehicles that are low-emission vehicle (lev) ii rated that were manufactured january 15, 2013, through april 5, 2013. the fuel tank neck may be out of specification causing the fuel pump to not properly seal to the fuel tank.

An insufficent seal may led to a fuel leak which increases the risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, nut and o-ring gasket free of charge. the recall began during august 2013. honda's recall number is ja9. owners may contact honda at 1-310-783-2000.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/07/10 Engine Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 honda accord, civic two and four door, and model year 2003-2004 honda element vehicles. the interlock lever of the ignition switch may unexpectedly deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.

Removal of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will remove the original interlock pin and lever within the ignition switch, and replace them with new, designed components. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on october 7, 2010. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda safety recall no. r44.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/02/07 Engine On certain vehicles, a coil wire inside the fuel pump relay may break, causing the fuel pump to lose power. if the fuel pump becomes inoperative, the engine may not start.

If the fuel pump loses power while driving, the engine could stall without warning, and a crash could occur.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump relay free of charge. the recall began on april 2, 2007. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. q37 and q38.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/07/05 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the interlock operation of the ignition switch may not function properly, making it possible to turn the ignition key to the "off" position and remove the key without shifting the transmission to park.

If the driver does not shift to park before removing the key and fails to engage the parking brake, the vehicle could roll and a crash could occur.

Dealers will perform an inspection procedure that confirms interlock function. vehicles will be updated with a redesigned interlock lever free of charge. the recall began on march 7, 2005. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009 or acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda recall nos.p68, p69.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/30/02 Engine On certain minivans, sedans, coupes, and sport utility vehicles equipped with v6 engines, a timing belt tensioner pulley on the water pump is misaligned and could cause the timing belt to contact a bolt on the cylinder head. eventually the belt could be damaged and fail.

If the timing belt breaks, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the water pump and if it is one of the defective pumps, the water pump and timing belt will be replaced. owner notification began august 30, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009 or acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/27/04 Transmission and Drivetrain On some mini vans, sport utility and passenger vehicles, certain operating conditions can result in heat build-up between the countershaft and secondary shaft second gears in the automatic transmission, eventually leading to gear tooth chipping or gear breakage.

Gear failure could result in transmission lockup, which could result in a crash.

On vehicles with 15,000 miles or less, the dealer will update the transmission with a simple revision to the oil cooler return line to increase lubrication to the second gear. on vehicles with more than 15,000 miles, the dealer will inspect the transmission to identify gears that have already experienced discoloration due to overheating. if discoloration exists, the transmission will be replaced if discoloration is not present, the dealer will perform the revision to the oil cooler return line. the recall began on april 21, 2004, for pilot, odyssey, and mdx owners. owners of the accord vehicles will start receiving letters on june 28, 2004, and on june 29, 2004, for owners of the tl and cl vehicles. owners should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009 or acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda recall nos. p30 (odyssey and pilot),p31 (mdx), p38 (accord) and p39 (acura).customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/23/10 Suspension and Steering Honda is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 honda accord v6 and model year 2011 honda pilot vehicles. the bolts that attach the lower left and right front damper bracket to the front suspension and the spindle nuts on the pilot may not have been properly tightened which may result in loss of steering. the spindle nuts for the axle on the accord v6 may not have been tightened properly which may result in excessive noise and/or loss of steering.

Loss of steering increases the risk of a crash.

Dealer will inspect and replace any loose front damper bracket bolts or spindle nuts on the pilot if necessary. dealer will inspect and replace the spindle nuts on the accord v6 if necessary. the safety recall began december 23, 2010. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's safety recall no. r60.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/07/00 Suspension and Steering Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the rear suspension lower arms and/or control arms could break due to improper welding.

Vehicle handling and control would be reduced.

Dealers will inspect and replace the rear suspension lower arms or control arms if necessary.

Owner notification began july 7, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning American honda motor company, inc. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 accord vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.

If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control units, free of charge. parts are expected to be available in fall 2016. interim notifications have been mailed to owners on march 15, 2016, and a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jw9. note: this recall supersedes recall 15v665.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning American honda motor co. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 honda civic, 2003-2004 civic cng and element, 2002-2005 cr-v, 2002-2004 odyssey, 2003-2005 accord, pilot, civic hybrid, and acura mdx, 2005 acura rl and 2006 honda ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in alabama, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, u.s. virgin islands, saipan, guam, and american samoa are addressed by this recall. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger?s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began january 26, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.note: this recall supersedes safety recall 14v-353, with the exception of vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in california.those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign.this recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13v-132 and 14v-349.
09/12/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning American honda motor company, inc.'s (honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 accord, civic, cr-v, pilot and acura mdx, model year 2003-2004 odyssey and element, and model year 2005 acura rl, and 2006 honda ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in california, and equipped with takata-brand air bag inflators. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger?s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during august 2014. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/24/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Honda is recalling certain model year 2010 honda accord and cr-v vehicles. there is a potential failure with the engine wiring harness connector which may cause intermittent spark firing or the engine to stall.

An engine stall will increase the risk of a crash.

Dealer will inspect and replace the ignition wiring harness connector free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before january 24, 2011. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/17/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Honda is recalling 351,000 my 2003 accord vehicles. if water enters the windshield wiper motor breather port, which is designed to allow the motor to vent warm air during normal operation, it can result in corrosion inside the motor housing. this can cause a failure of the electrical circuit breaker inside the motor housing.

If the circuit breaker fails, it will cause the windshield wiper motor to become inoperative, which can increase the likelihood of a crash in certain conditions.

Dealers will inspect the windshield wiper motor for signs of corrosion. if no signs of corrosion are present, a cover will be installed over the wiper motor to prevent water from entering the wiper motor housing. if signs of corrosion damage are observed on the wiper motor, the motor will be replaced. the recall began on july 17, 2008. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. q78.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/08/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, the seat position sensor (sps) detects the driver's seating position and adjusts the air bag inflation pressure accordingly. the wiring harness for the sps was attached to the seat frame in the wrong location and may have been over tightened. the sensor wire may break and cause the air bag warning light to be illuminated, and the sps to fail.

A failure of the sps causes the air bag system to default to full inflation pressure, regardless of the seat position. full deployment of the driver's air bag can increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers in a frontal crash.

Dealers will replace the seat position sensor wiring subharness. the recall will begin on or about february 8, 2007. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. q31.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, on the frontal airbag system where the two external impact sensors is mounted, near the front headlights the front impact sensor bolts were not properly torqued.

If the bolts loosen or fall out, the sensor may fail to properly detect a crash, possibly resulting in delayed or non-deployment of the front airbag increasing the risk of injury.

Dealers will inspect and remove the bumper and retorque the loose bolts. the recall began on november 7, 2005. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009 and acura at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda recall no. p99 and acura q00 .customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/30/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sedans, a tear in the fabric of the driver's front air bag occurred after apparent contact with the inside surface of the air bag cover during deployment.

A torn air bag may not offer the same level of protection, in the event of a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

Dealers will install a protective fabric flap between the air bag module cover and the inner module. the recall began on november 30, 2004. owners should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. p54. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/16/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, the dimmer control for the instrument panel lights could fail due to heat buildup.

If this occurs, the instrument lights may fail and, at night, the driver may not be able to see the instrument panel gauges, such as the speedometer.

Dealers will replace a multiplex control unit for the instrument panel lights. owner notification began june 16, 2004. owners should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. p36.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration?s auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Electrical and Air Conditioning Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain 2013-2016 honda accord vehicles. the case for the battery sensor, part of the battery management system, may allow water to get in, potentially causing an electrical short.

An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensor, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. dealers will perform an interim remedy of applying adhesive to the case to prevent water intrusion. on august 3, 2017, honda began mailing interim notices to owners. owners will need to have the permanent remedy completed once they receive a second notice. owners may contact american honda customer support center at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is kg0.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/02/05 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the tires could have been damaged when the tires were mounted on the wheels. in certain circumstances, the bead area of the tire may have been damaged.

If the bead sealing area is damaged, loss of air could occur while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will remove all four tires and inspect them for bead area damage. if there is damage, a new tire will be installed free of charge. the recall began on december 2, 2005. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. q04.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/05/02 Other Certain sedans and coupes fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured.

The rear seat belts will work properly and provide protection in a crash, but the owner may experience difficulty unfastening the belt after the crash.

In a previous recall (01v-380), only right and left buckles were inspected. the rear center buckle should also be inspected and corrected if necessary. this recall is being conducted only for the center buckle. dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the seat belt assemblies that were imrpoperly manufactured. only buckles that are marked (on the back side of the buckle) with an assembly number beginning with 00185, 00186, or 00187, will be replaced. owners should contact their dealer for this replacement. owner notification began march 5, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/22/02 Other Vehicle description: certain sedans and coupes fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured.

The rear seat belts will work properly and provide protection in a crash, but the owner may experience difficulty unfastening the belt after the crash.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the seat belt assemblies that were improperly manufactured. only buckles that are marked (on the back side of the buckle) with an assembly number beginning with 00185, 00186, or 00187, will be replaced. owners should contact their dealer for this replacement. owner notification began january 22, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Honda Accord Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.