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NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

American Honda Motor Company


Honda Passport Years: 1998

Number Involved: 16,838
Dates of Manufacture: July 1997 - February 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V170002
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: A ground connection terminal was not properly crimped in the supplier's engine wiring harness manufacturing line. This improper crimping process can leave an impression on the terminal that will eventually cause a stress fracture. If a terminal is fractured, the powertrain control module (PCM) can receive an erroneous signal indicating a high vehicle speed, thereby causing the PCM to cut the fuel, causing a ‘no-start' condition, or a possible engine stall.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these vehicles.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin Aug. 14, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.