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Honda Element Recall 05E035000

Trailer Lights May Not Work Correctly

Recall Details

The optional trailer hitch kit may have an incorrectly wired connecter, which may cause the trailer lights to work incorrectly, or blow a fuse. If the trailer lights signal incorrectly or do not function, a crash could occur without warning. Dealers will correct the connector wiring free of charge. The recall began May 17, 2005.

Our Quick Take

A problem with the optional trailer hitch kit may cause the trailer lights to work incorrectly, or blow a fuse. If the trailer lights signal incorrectly or do not function, a crash could occur without warning.

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.

 

Body, Interior & Misc., May 17, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 17, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
14,967
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05E035000
Component
EQUIPMENT

Summary
CERTAIN HONDA ACCESSORY TRAILER HARNESS KIT, P/N 08L91-SCV-102, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 24 AND DECEMBER 18, 2004, SOLD FOR USE ON MY 2005 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN DECEMBER 20, 2004, AND APRIL 29, 2005. THE WIRE HARNESS OF THE TRAILER HITCH KIT HAS AN INCORRECTLY WIRED CONNECTOR. AS A RESULT, THE TRAILER BRAKE LAMPS AND TURN SIGNAL LAMPS COULD OPERATE INCORRECTLY, OR A FUSE COULD BLOW CAUSING A SUDDEN LOSS OF BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP FUNCTION.
Consequence
IMPROPER SIGNALING OR A LOSS OF TRAILER WARNING LAMP FUNCTION WITHOUT WARNING COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE CRASH, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.
Remedy
HONDA WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND INSTRUCT THEM TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO A HONDA DEALER. THE DEALER WILL CORRECT THE CONNECTOR WIRING FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 17, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 310-783-2000.
Notes
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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