|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
American Honda Motor Company
Number Involved: 16,838
Dates of Manufacture: July 1997 - February 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V170002
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
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.