Models: Moog Ball Joint
Number Involved: 45,300
Dates of Manufacture: January 1996 - May 1997
Defect: Aftermarket ball joints for use on 1986-1990 Acura Legend, 1986-1989 Honda Accord, 1983-1991 Honda Prelude, 1988-1991 Honda Civic/CRX, and 1990-1992 Acura Integra model vehicles. Premature wear of the stud ball socket results in axial looseness. This condition can continue to deteriorate and will eventually result in the ball joint stud separating from the housing, increasing the risk of loss of vehicle control.
Remedy: Moog will replace
these ball joints with ball joints from another supplier. Owner notification began Oct.
12, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free replacement ball joints within a reasonable
time should contact Moog at 1-314-385-3400. [NHTSA Recall No. 98E031]