April 10, 2000
1999-2000 Honda Odysseys Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1999-2000 Honda
Odysseys, manufactured between August 1998 - August 1999, because a wire harness, located
within the engine compartment, could be damaged by contact with a metal pipe, possibly
resulting in a blown fuse.
If a fuse blows, engine power, or operation of any
or all electrical components, can be lost, including lights, windshield wipers, horn, and
the anti-lock function of the brakes. A sudden loss of power or lighting, or a failure of
the windshield wipers or anti-lock brake feature in bad weather, increases the risk of a
Approximately 77,600 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will install a protective covering over the wire harness and metal
pipe to prevent this problem. If any wires are damaged, the dealer will make the necessary
repairs, and then install the protective covering.
Owner notification is expected to begin during
March 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V030]
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers April 10, 2000.
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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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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