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Honda recall 90V163000

Honda Recalls 1990 Civic DX and LX Sedans with Auto Transmissions for Park Lock Issue

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Honda Civic 1990

Drive Train, September 10, 1990

RepairPal Expert Overview

Honda has recalled certain 1990 Civic DX and LX sedans equipped with automatic transmissions due to a concern with the park lock mechanism. Because of an improperly machined internal shaft in the transmission, the park pawl mechanism may not fully engage. This could result in a vehicle that rolls when it is expected to be in "Park," causing a possible crash or personal injury. Dealers will install an improved park pawl shaft.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 90V163000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 18

Summary: DUE TO AN IMPROPERLY MACHINED INTERNAL SHAFT IN THE TRANSMISSION, THE PAWL MECHANISIM MAY NOT FULLY ENGAGE WHEN TRANSMISSION IS IN THE PARK POSITION.

Consequence: VEHICLE COULD ROLL WHILE THE TRANSMISSION IS IN THE PARKPOSITION AND A CRASH COULD RESULT.

Remedy: INSTALL AN IMPROVED PARKING PAWL SHAFT.

Notes: SYSTEM: TRANSMISSION; PARK PAWL.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: DX AND LX SEDANS WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration