Wheel Speed Sensor May Report the Wrong Speed
Brakes, November 12, 2004
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Our Quick Take:
Some wheel speed sensors may report the wrong speed to the ABS computer. This could cause a sudden loss of braking and a crash could occur.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Honda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Some wheel speed sensors on the rear wheels were installed incorrectly and may report the wrong speed to the ABS control unit. This could cause a sudden loss of braking and a crash could occur. Dealers will inspect the rear wheel speed sensors for the correct gap. If the gap is incorrect, the sensor will be removed and the knuckle checked for cross threading damage. If damage is found, the knuckle will be replaced. If no damage is found, the sensor will be reinstalled correctly. The recall began November 12, 2004. The Honda recall number is P52.
Mfr's Report Date:
November 12, 2004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
Potential Number of Units Affected:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) USES A SENSOR ON EACH WHEEL TO DETECT WHEEL SPEED. SOME SENSORS ON THE REAR WHEELS WERE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, WHICH MEANS THE SENSOR MAY REPORT THE WRONG WHEEL SPEED TO THE ABS CONTROL UNIT.
THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF BRAKE FORCE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSORS. IF AN INCORRECT GAP IS DETECTED, THE SENSOR WILL BE REMOVED AND THE KNUCKLE CHECKED FOR CROSS THREADING DAMAGE. IF DAMAGE IS FOUND, THE KNUCKLE WILL BE REPLACED. IF NO DAMAGE IS FOUND, THE SENSOR WILL BE REINSTALLED CORRECTLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
HONDA RECALL NO. P52.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration