Honda Recalls

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The side marker lamps and side reflex reflectors in the tail lamp assemblies are dyed the incorrect color. Dealers will replace affected tail lamp assemblies free of charge to resolve the problem.

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Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

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Honda recalled certain 2000-2002 Civic and Insight vehicles due to a low beam headlight issue. On affected models, the low beam terminal on the headlight switch wiring harness could overheat, causing the loss of low beam headlight function. Low beam head lamps that fail to operate can lead to a higher risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the headlight switch and wiring connector for signs of heat damage. If damage is present, the dealer will replace the switch and wiring connector. If no damage is present, the dealer will replace the headlight switch and one of the terminal pins in the wiring connector.

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Honda has recalled 1998-1999 Accord and Acura CL, and 1999 Odyssey and Acura TL vehicles because the ignition cylinder body may be worn, which can cause the shift interlock not to function properly. If the vehicle does not securely lock in "Park" due to a worn ignition cylinder, the vehicle may roll, which can cause a safety issue. Dealers will inspect the cylinder body for wear and replace the cylinder body, collar, and latch plate if necessary. If there are no signs of wear and all is operating as designed, dealers will replace the latch plate.

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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.

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Excessive corrosion of the shift cable linkage may prevent the driver from shifting into "Park." This may cause the vehicle to roll away. Dealers will inspect and replace the shift cable if corrosion is present and install a new corrosion-resistant control pin.

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Some fuel tanks have imperfections that could allow fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for surface imperfections, and replace it if any are found. The recall began January 16, 2003.

Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS, THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.
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Honda has recalled 2002 Accord, Odyssey, Acura CL, MDX, and 2003 Honda Pilot, Acura CL, and TL vehicles because the timing belt tensioner pulley, which is mounted on the water pump, may be misaligned and at risk for failure. Dealers will inspect the tensioner pulley and water pump and will replace the pump and timing belt if necessary.

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The front seat anchorage nut strength is insufficient due to improper installation of the nuts. In the event of a crash, the seat anchorage would not withstand the force and the front seat occupants would not be restrained properly. Telephone calls were made to both owners and the vehicles have been replaced.

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