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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July  7, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

American Honda Motor Company

Models: Accessory driver-side floor mats

Number Involved: 931,185
Defect: These floor mats were manufactured from August 1995 to August 1998 and used in 1996-1998 Honda Civic vehicles. Due to the shape of the floor on these vehicles, a mis-positioned genuine Honda floor mat could interfere with the accelerator pedal, preventing return of the throttle to the idle position.
Remedy: If a customer has a genuine Honda driver-side floor mat, dealers will install a positive floor mat retention system consisting of a grommet in the floor mat and a pin bracket attached to the car. Owner notification was expected to begin during June 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99E015]