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Honda CR-V Recall 03V422000

Honda Recalls 2002 CR-V Models Due to Metal Particles in Key Cylinder Body

Electrical & Lights, November 3, 2003

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Summary:

Metal particles in the key cylinder body could interfere with the interlock lever operation, which makes it possible to remove the key from the ignition without shifting into "Park." This may cause the vehicle to roll away. Dealers will inspect and test ignition switches for contamination interference and repair them if necessary.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2002

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 3, 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V422000

NHTSA Action Number: EA03018

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 76,988

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, METAL PARTICLES IN THE KEY CYLINDER BODY COULD INTERFERE WITH THE INTERLOCK LEVER OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO "PARK."

Consequence: IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT SHIFT TO "PARK" BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TEST IGNITION SWITCHES FOR CONTAMINATION INTERFERENCE. ANY SWITCHES THAT FAIL THE TEST WILL BE REPAIRED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 3, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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