February 12, 2002
American Honda Motor Company Has Recalled 2000-2001
Honda Accord & 2000-2001 Honda Civic
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2000-2001 Honda Accord &
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,459
Manufactured: July -- September 2000
Defect: Some 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. Only buckles
that are marked (on the back side of the buckle) with an assembly number
beginning with 00185, 00186, or 00187 have the problem.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the seat belt
assemblies that were improperly manufactured. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification was expected to begin during January 2002. Owners
who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact
Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V380.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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