August 4, 1999
American Honda Motor
Manufacture: August 1998 - March 1999
Defect: On certain LX and EX model vehicles, the
sliding doors may not latch properly. An improperly latched door
could open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion. Under
certain circumstances, a door could open completely, allowing an
unrestrained rear seat passenger to fall out of an open door of a
moving vehicle and be seriously injured or killed.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the door latch
assembly. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V158]