Honda Recalls

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One or more of the four spring assemblies on the engine's variable valve timing system may fail. This can cause rough idling and stalling, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected spring assemblies. The recall is scheduled to begin March 7, 2011. The Honda recall number is R66.

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Use of incorrect brake fluid may cause a rubber seal in the rear of the master cylinder to become dry and leak. The leaking fluid will enter the brake booster and may not be visible externally. A loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seal on all master cylinders, leaking or not. This recall is scheduled to begin during December of 2010. The Acura recall number is R52; the Honda Recall Number is R51.

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A connection issue may develop in the engine wire harness, which can lead to the intermittent loss of ignition spark and cause the vehicle to stall. Dealers will replace the affected electrical connector to correct this issue. This recall is scheduled to begin in February of 2011.

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Bolts that attach the front left and right damper bracket to the front suspension may have been left loose, along with spindle nuts on Pilot and Accord V6 vehicles. This can result in noise, or loss of vehicle steering. Dealers will inspect and replace any loose front damper bracket bolts or spindle nuts as needed free of charge to resolve the concern. 

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Honda is recalling certain 2007-2008 Fit vehicles because the low beam headlights may stop working. This is a result of a poor electrical connection at the connector for the low beam headlights. If low beam headlights stop working, the driver's ability to see and be seen will be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected connector and perform necessary repairs.

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Honda is recalling 2003 Accord and Civic, and 2003–2004 Element models due to a defective interlock lever in the ignition switch. The lever may deform, which will defeat the interlock function on vehicles with an automatic transmission. This may cause a vehicle that has not been shifted into the "Park" position to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the interlock pin and lever and replace them with new components, free of charge.

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The rear suspension lower link bracket may corrode prematurely and fail, detaching from the vehicle. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2010 Crosstour vehicles may have been assembled with a passenger airbag that does not meet the correct specification, and as a result, the passenger airbag may not deploy as expected in the event of a crash. A child in the front passenger seat, not wearing a seat belt, would be at greater risk of injury if the airbag were to deploy. Dealers will inspect and replace the passenger airbag as necessary to correct this concern.

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During vehicle assembly, the shift cable may not have been properly secured at the shift lever. This can result in improper gear selection and/or the ignition key may become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Failure to select the correct gear can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and secure the shift cable as necessary. The recall is expected to being by August 9, 2010. The Honda recall number is R45.

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Air may enter the VSA modular pump and cause the brake pedal to feel soft and lower to the floor. Without service, air may build up until poor braking performance may cause an accident. Dealers will any remove existing air in the brake system and then apply sealant and caps to prevent air from re-entering the system.

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