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Recall 03V239000

Acura Recalls 2000 RL Vehicles Due to Master Cylinder Corrosion and Braking Performance Issues

Recall Details

The brake system master cylinder may corrode internally. This may result in poor braking performance and lengthened stopping distances, which can cause an accident. Dealers will replace the master cylinder assembly.

Affected Cars

Brakes, July 28, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 28, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
814
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V239000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS MAY HAVE INTERNAL CORROSION, RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKING PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.
Consequence
THE CORROSION COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE A COMPLETE BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, RESERVOIR, AND BRAKE FLUID. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 28, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
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CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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