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January 4, 2000

1998-1999 Honda CR-V's Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1998-1999 Honda CR-V manufactured between November 1997 - November 1998 because on certain vehicles, an improperly routed under-dash wire harness could be damaged by contact with the brake light switch, possibly resulting in a blown fuse.

If this occurs, operation of critical components can be lost, including windshield wipers, headlights, turn signal and hazard lamps, tail lamps, the anti-locking function of the brakes, and the battery charging system.

This could also lead to wear or separation of strands of the core wire, which could prevent the throttle from returning to the idle position. A "stuck" throttle could adversely affect vehicle control.

Approximately 101,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install a protective, corrugated plastic tube over the wire harness in the area of the brake stop switch. If any wire or wires are damaged, they will be repaired.

Owner notification began during November 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V282]

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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