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Recall 04V429000

Potential Loss of Rear Lights

Recall Details

The wire harness located in the trunk hinge area is not adequately protected and over time could be damaged by the trunk opening and closing. A damaged harness could result in a blown fuse, causing loss of license plate, back-up, and tail light function. Loss of tail lights could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. This recall began on September 15, 2004. The Acura recall number is P45.

Our Quick Take

One or more rear lights may fail due to a damaged wire in the trunk. 

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Acura 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.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, September 15, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
40,060
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V429000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS, THE WIRE HARNESS LOCATED IN THE TRUNK HINGE AREA IS NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECTED AND OVER TIME COULD BE DAMAGED WHEN THE TRUNK IS OPENED AND CLOSED.
Consequence
A DAMAGED HARNESS CAN CAUSE A BLOWN FUSE, A SHORT CIRCUIT AND IT CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF LICENSE PLATE LIGHTS, BACK-UP LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT FUNCTION. LOSS OF A TAIL LIGHT COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HARNESS AND IF ANY DAMAGE IS FOUND, THE HARNESS WILL BE REPLACED. IF NO DAMAGE IS FOUND, DEALERS WILL INSTALL CORRUGATED PLASTIC TUBING OVER THE HARNESS TO PREVENT FUTURE DAMAGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Notify
HONDA RECALL NO. P45. 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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