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Recall 98V170002

Recall 98V170002

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, August 20, 1998

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 20, 1998
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16,838
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
98V170002
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. A GROUND CONNECTION TERMINAL WAS NOT PROPERLY CRIMPED IN THE SUPPLIER'S ENGINE WIRING HARNESS MANUFACTURING LINE. THIS IMPROPER CRIMPING PROCESS CAN LEAVE AN IMPRESSION ON THE TERMINAL THAT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE A STRESS FRACTURE. S
Consequence
IF A TERMINAL IS FRACTURED, THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) CAN RECEIVE AN ERRONEOUS SIGNAL INDICATING A HIGH VEHICLE SPEED, THEREBY CAUSING THE PCM TO CUT THE FUEL, CAUSING A 'NO-START' CONDITION, OR A POSSIBLE ENGINE STALL.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESS ON THESE VEHICLES.
Notify
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 20, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDAAT 1-800-999-1009.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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