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August 2, 2002

American Honda Motor Company Has Recalled the 1998-2000 Honda Civic

(SafetyAlerts) -  American Honda Motor Company Has Recalled the 1998-2000 Honda Civic because the engine may stall without warning.

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]

Important Note 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 
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 about?

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