August 2, 2002
American Honda Motor Company Has Recalled the
1998-2000 Honda Civic
American Honda Motor Company Has
Recalled the 1998-2000 Honda Civic because the engine may stall without
Honda Prelude Years: 1997-1999
Honda Accord Years: 1997-1999
Honda Odyssey Years: 1997-1999
Honda CR-V Years: 1997-1999
Acura CL Years: 1997-1999
Acura TL Year: 1999
Number Involved: 1,000,000
Defect: On certain sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and sport utility vehicles,
electrical contacts in the ignition switch can degrade due to the high
electrical current passing through the switch when the vehicle is started.
Worn contacts could cause the engine to stall without warning, increasing
the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the ignition switch. The manufacturer has
reported that owner notification began July 12, 2002. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Honda at
1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V120].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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