Honda Recalls

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Honda recalled a low volume of 2008-2009 Civic sedans for a possible missing nut on the fuel hose connector bracket. In the event of an accident, the bracket could become loose, causing damage to the fuel hose connector, which could cause a fuel leak. Dealers will install the missing nut on the affected units.

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The front bushing bracket on the left rear suspension trailing arm may have been improperly welded and could separate from the trailing arm. If the bracket were to fail, the suspension could release the lower portion of the left rear wheel hub, causing a loss of vehicle control and damage to the brake system. Dealers will inspect and replace the left rear trailing arm as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during July, 2008. The Honda recall number is 08-053.

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Honda is recalling 2003 Accord models due to possible corrosion in the motor housing if water enters the windshield wiper motor breather port. This can cause the electrical circuit breaker inside the motor housing to fail, which can cause the windshield wiper motor to become inoperative. Dealers will inspect and repair/replace the wiper motor.

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In areas were road salt is used, drivers may track the salt water solution into the vehicle. This can damage the airbag wiring under the front carpet, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light and failure of the occupant detection system (ODS) and the occupant position detection system (OPDS). As a result, in the event of a crash, the passenger side and front airbags may be deployed incorrectly, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the wire harness as required to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is Q66.

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Honda recalled certain compressed natural gas (CNG) Civic vehicles to add insulation to the rear seat back. In the event of an interior fire, the CNG tank could become compromised due to uneven heating, preventing the pressure relief safety device from functioning as designed. If the tank heats and does not vent the contents, the tank could rupture and explode. Dealers will install the insulation to help protect the tank from uneven heating.

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Honda is recalling 2006-2007 Civic Hybrid and CNG models to address a concern about the excessive lubricant used for the telescoping steering column, which may drip onto and damage the brake light switch. If this happens, the brake lights could become inoperative and the shifter may not release from the "Park" position. Honda will replace the brake light switch and install a protective cover over the brake light switch free of charge.

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Honda recalled certain 2006-2007 Civic vehicles for a mounting problem of a sealing O-ring on the rear anti-lock brake system speed sensors. If installed incorrectly, the O-ring will not seal properly, allowing contamination past it and possibly damaging the rear wheel bearings. There is potential for a rear wheel to come off the vehicle if the bearing is worn severely enough. Dealers will inspect the rear anti-lock brake system sensors for proper installation and the rear wheel bearings for damaged parts. Repairs will be made to prevent contamination entry, and to replace any damaged components.

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Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.

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Honda is recalling 2004–2005 Accords because the wiring harness for the seat position sensor (SPS) was attached to the wrong place on the seat frame and may have been overtightened. If the wire breaks, it may cause the SPS to fail and the air bag warning light to illuminate. A failure of the SPS may cause the air bag system to default to full inflation pressure, regardless of seat position, which can increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers. Dealers will replace the sensor wiring sub harness free of charge.

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Honda recalled certain 2006 2-Door Civic models because the rear window or rear quarter windows did not adhere properly to the vehicle. This is due to improper window opening preparation at the time of glass installation. The glass may become loose and cause a safety hazard while the vehicle is in operation. Owners can return to their local Honda dealership to remove the affected glass and properly prepare the window opening for glass re-installation.