Honda Recall Information – Acura Recalls and Problems

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Honda Recall Information

Honda is recalling certain Honda Odyssey vehicles; SYSTEM

Report Receipt NOV 01, 2013

NHTSA Campaign 13V500000

Component(s): ELECTRICAL

Potential Number of Units 344,187

NOVEMBER 2013 American Honda Motor (Honda) is recalling certain year 2007-2008 Honda vehicles manufactured August 8, through September 8, 2008. Due to a of system components and software, the Safety Assist System may apply the brakes unexpectedly. The may suddenly and unexpectedly brake and without illuminating the brake increasing the risk of a crash behind.

Parts to remedy vehicles will not be available the spring of 2014. Honda send owners an interim notifying them of the issue and them how to prevent unintended A second notification will be when the parts become Interim notification is expected to in early December 2013.

recall number is JC5. may also contact the National Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NEWS: is recalling certain 2013 2WD and 4WD vehicles and 2013 Odyssey

Report Receipt Date: AUG 27,

NHTSA Campaign Number:

Potential Number of Units 270

SEPTEMBER 2013 — is recalling certain model 2013 Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles and model year 2013 vehicles. During manufacturing of the piston, it is possible that the treatment process was not properly resulting in the piston having an hardness level, making it susceptible to premature wear. A piston may suddenly fail, the engine to stall, increasing the of a crash.

Honda will owners, and dealers will the engine short block of charge. The recall is expected to September 16, 2013. Honda’s numbers are JB4 (Honda Odyssey) and JB5 Pilot).

Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

NEWS: Honda is re-recalling model year 2007-2008 Fit

Report Receipt Date: JUN 24,

NHTSA Campaign Number:

Component(s): VISIBILITY

Potential of Units Affected: 143,083

2013 – Honda is certain model year Fit vehicles covered under recall 10V-033. The remedy in this earlier recall may been insufficient. In the affected over time, the plastic may separate from the master window switch allowing to enter the driver’s window and the master power window

If the master power window is damaged as a result of the water overheating and failure of the switch may An overheated switch can cause melting and fire. Honda notify owners in July and will instruct owners to their vehicles to dealers to a free inspection conducted.

If the is damaged, it will be replaced of charge. If the switch is not damaged, the will be instructed to await a notification that will them to return to the dealer to a replacement switch installed of charge. Honda anticipates it have sufficient parts to notify owners of vehicles undamaged switches to return to for replacement switches in Fall Honda’s recall number is

Owners may also contact the Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: is recalling certain 2006 RSX vehicles and 2006-2007 Honda vehicles

Report Receipt JUN 13, 2013

NHTSA Campaign 13V246000

Component(s): SERVICE HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Affected: 18,352

JULY – American Honda Co. Inc. (Honda) is recalling model year 2006 RSX vehicles manufactured January 18, through August 12, 2006; and year 2006-2007 Honda vehicles manufactured January 19, through November 13, 2006. The booster may be unable to maintain a when the brake pedal is decreasing brake assist.

reduced braking assistance, the may require additional brake force to prevent a lengthened distance, increasing the risk of a Honda will notify and dealers will inspect the booster assembly. If necessary, the will replace the booster free of charge. The recall is to begin during July

Owners may contact Honda at Honda’s recall number is Acura’s recall number is

Owners may also contact the Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: is recalling certain model 2013 Accord vehicles

Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2013

Campaign Number: 13V297000

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Number of Units Affected:

JUNE 2013 – Honda Motor Co. Inc. is recalling certain model 2013 Accord vehicles are Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) II that were manufactured 15, 2013, through April 5, The fuel tank neck may be out of causing the fuel pump to not seal to the fuel tank. An seal may led to a fuel leak increases the risk of a fire.

will notify owners, and will replace the fuel nut and O-ring gasket free of The recall is expected to begin 1, 2013. Honda’s recall is JA9.

Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration’s Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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Honda is recalling certain Honda Fit Sport vehicles

Receipt Date: APR 24, 2013

Campaign Number: 13V157000

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Number of Units Affected:

APRIL 2013 — is recalling certain model 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport manufactured May 23, 2011, through 22, 2013. The electronic stability system of the affected vehicles may excessive yaw rates at high angles with certain Thus, these vehicles to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard No.

Electronic Stability Control Excessive yaw rates prevent the function of the electronic stability (ESC) system, increasing the of a crash. Honda will owners and dealers will the ESC software free of charge. The recall will begin on May 17,

Honda’s recall campaign is S99. Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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Honda recalls nearly Fit Sports

APRIL 2013 Honda is recalling nearly Fit Sport small cars in the and Canada to fix a problem with the stability control system.

The affects cars from the and 2013 model years. says the stability control can let the car tilt too far before it applies the to prevent a crash.

The defect was in government testing of models a particular type of tires. says it doesn’t know of any or injuries from the problem.

dealers will update the software free of charge. will be notified starting in

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Honda is recalling certain CR-V, Odyssey, and 2013 RDX vehicles.

Report Receipt APR 15, 2013

NHTSA Campaign 13V143000

Component(s): POWER

Potential Number of Units 204,169

APRIL 2013 Honda is recalling certain year 2012-2013 CR-V, and model year 2013 RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing the brake-shift interlock blocking may become slow and allow the selector to be moved from the position without pressing the pedal. As such, these fail to conform to the requirements of Motor Vehicle Safety 114, Theft Protection and Prevention.

If the gear selector is from the park position pressing the brake pedal it can the vehicle to roll away, the risk of a crash. Honda notify owners and instruct to take their vehicle to a or Acura dealer. The dealer install an updated brake interlock blocking mechanism of charge. The recall is expected to May 13, 2013.

Honda’s campaign numbers are S96, S97, and Owners may also contact the Highway Traffic Safety Vehicle Safety Hotline at (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: is recalling certain 2001-2003 2002-2003 CR-V, and 2002 vehicles

Report Receipt APR 11, 2013

NHTSA Campaign 13V132000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Number of Units Affected:

APRIL 2013 — is recalling certain model 2001-2003 Civic, model 2002-2003 CR-V, and model 2002 Odyssey vehicles to a safety defect in the passenger frontal air bag which may produce internal pressure causing the to rupture upon deployment of the air This recall addresses the passenger side frontal air that were originally in the vehicles, as well as replacement air that may have been as replacement service parts.

A air bag may have been installed, as one if a vehicle had been in a crash the replacement of the passenger side air bag. In the event of a crash deployment of the passenger’s frontal air the inflator could rupture metal fragments striking and seriously injuring the passenger occupant or other occupants.

of all vehicles on which a defective air bag may been installed either as equipment, or as a replacement, will be Dealers will inspect and where a defective air bag inflator is the inflator will be replaced, of charge. The safety recall begin on May 11, 2013. Owners may Honda automobile customer at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda’s recall number is S95. Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Toyota, Honda, recall 2 million vehicles air bag problem

APRIL 2013 Toyota, Honda and Nissan are more than 3 million globally for an identical problem air bags on the passenger side inflator may burst, sending pieces flying.

No injuries been reported related to the

The recall for air bags made by Takata Corp. affects automakers including non-Japanese Takata spokeswoman Akiko said Thursday. She declined to details.

Toyota Motor is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, some 580,000 in North another 490,000 in Europe and in Japan. Affected models the Corolla, Tundra, Lexus SC, between November 2000 and 2004.

Toyota said it had five reports of air bag problems, in the U.S. and two in Japan, but there been no injuries.

The automaker a blow to its reputation from a of massive recalls in 2009 and including faulty braking, gas pedals and defective floor partly a reflection of how various used the same parts to costs. But the latest recall is other major automakers as

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 vehicles. About 680,000 are in America, 270,000 in Japan and in Europe. The models include the CR-V and Odyssey.

The automakers reported the problem to the Transport in Japan, and will be reporting recalls later in the day in other they said.

The recall to Latin America, China, Asian nations, the Middle and Africa.

Nissan Motor Co. 480,000 vehicles globally, 137,000 of them in Japan, for the air bag

The Yokohama-based automaker said in North America and Europe are but did not immediately have other on its 343,000 overseas recalls.

models in Japan include the X-Trail, Maxima and Teana, from August 2000 to 2004, spokesman said.

The crept in because of two human during production. A worker to turn on the switch for a system out defective products and parts improperly stored, which them to humidity, according to spokeswoman.

Also affected the same recall were the and Mazda 6 at Mazda Motor

The Hiroshima-based automaker said vehicles were recalled, 4,000 in Japan. It did not give for other regions, but said will be announced in North Europe, China and other

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Honda is recalling certain year 2004-2008 Acura TSX

Report Receipt Date: MAR 15,

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential of Units Affected: 76,253

2013 –Honda is recalling model year 2004-2008 TSX vehicles originally sold in, or registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Vermont, Virginia, West Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In that use corrosive materials for driver’s footwear may bring in that saturate the vehicle’s which is in contact with the engine Electronic Control (ECU).

As a result, the ECU case may rust or corrosion. This may potentially cause the engine to A vehicle stall increases the of a crash. Honda will owners and Acura dealers inspect the vehicle and replace any ECU, free of charge. All will have a waterproof installed onto the ECU, of charge.

The recall is expected to on April 11, 2013. Honda’s campaign numbers are S86. may also contact the National Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

Report Date: MAR 14, 2013

Component(s): BRAKES, HYDRAULIC. TRACTION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Affected: 183,576

MARCH –Honda is recalling certain year 2005 Pilot manufactured July 29, 2004, August 29, 2005; model 2005-2006 Acura MDX vehicles September 16, 2004, through 22, 2005; and model year Acura RL vehicles manufactured 1, 2004, through June 29, An electrical capacitor may have damaged during the manufacturing of the Stability Assist (VSA) module causing intermittent, minor brake application.

if the driver applies the brakes the VSA is malfunctioning, the vehicle may come to an stop. Additionally, due to a loose connection, certain model 2005 Pilots have a VSA that may apply partial force, without the illumination of the lights, whether or not the driver is the brakes. Sudden inadvertent especially without illumination of the lights, may increase the risk of a crash.

Owners will be and instructed to take their to a dealer of their respective The dealer will install a wiring harness containing a for the VSA modulator, free of charge. The model year 2005 will have their connection tightened. The recall is to begin on, or about, April 12,

Honda owners may contact Automobile Customer Service at and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.honda.com; owners may contact 1-800-382-2238, and option 4, or go to www.recalls.acura.com. Honda’s campaign numbers are S87, and S89. Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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Honda recalls 250,000 for braking problem

MARCH — Honda is recalling 250,000 vehicles worldwide for that can suddenly kick in when the driver isn’t

No crashes have been related to the defect.

Honda Co. said Thursday it was recalling than 183,000 vehicles in the including the Acura RL, Acura MDX and models.

More than vehicles were recalled in affecting the Odyssey, Legend, and Elysion models.

Also recalled are nearly 8,000 in Canada, nearly 1,000 in about 300 in Mexico and 70 in Germany. The were produced from 2004 through May 2006.

drivers complained about the including 17 in Japan and one in the U.S.

The is caused by improper electronics and in the vehicle-stability-assist system.

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NEWS: Honda 749,000 Odyssey, Pilot in the USA

JANUARY 2013 — Motor Co said it is recalling late-model Pilot and Odyssey in the United States and Canada due to a with the deployment of driver’s airbags, American Honda on Friday.

No crashes or injuries been reported in relation to the Honda said.

Honda some driver’s side were may have been without some of the rivets secure the airbag’s plastic If the rivets are missing, the airbag may not properly, increasing the risk of in a crash, Honda said.

recalled 748,000 Pilots and in the United States and another in Canada.

The Pilot crossover recalled are from model 2009 to 2013 and Odyssey from model years to 2013.

Honda said it mail out notifications to Pilot and owners in mid-February.

Owners be asked to bring their into dealerships for inspection and of the driver’s side airbag if

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Honda recalls 2003-2004 and Odyssey and 2003-2006 Acura MDX

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

DECEMBER 2012 Honda is recalling certain year 2003 and 2004 and Odyssey and 2003 through Acura MDX passenger vehicles from November 26, 2001, August 30, 2006. The interlock of the ignition switch may deform, can allow the interlock function of a with an automatic transmission to be

Removal of the ignition key when the selector of a vehicle with an transmission has not been shifted to the position can allow the vehicle to away, increasing the risk of a Honda will notify and instruct them to take vehicle to a Honda or Acura The dealer will install an shift interlock lever if necessary, replace the ignition free of charge.

The recall is to begin on, or about, February 7, Honda’s recall campaign are S73 and S74. Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to 12V573

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NEWS: Honda is recalling 2012 Civic passenger

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V 548 000 @

NOVEMBER 2012 — is recalling certain model 2012 Civic passenger manufactured from October 26, through October 30, 2012. vehicles were assembled the incorrect steering column The steering column may not have energy absorbing characteristics, could increase the risk of during a vehicle crash. will notify owners, and will inspect and replace the column, as necessary, free of

The safety recall is expected to during December 2012. campaign recall number is 12V-548

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NEWS: Honda is recalling 2012 CR-V vehicles

Campaign ID number: 12V501000 @

OCTOBER 2012 — is recalling certain model 2012 CR-V, equipped the LX trim level and manufactured August 30, 2012, to August 31, These vehicles fail to with the requirements of 49 CFR Part The incorrect values for Gross Weight Rating, Gross Weight Rating front and tire size, and rim size specified on the safety certification A misprinted label could to improper vehicle loading.

loading could result in a failure, increasing the risk of a Honda will notify and dealers will apply the label free of charge. recall began on November 6,

Owners may contact Honda at Honda’s recall campaign is S62. 12V-501

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NEWS: Honda is certain 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID 12V486000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER — Honda is recalling model year 2002-2006 passenger vehicles, manufactured February 19, 2002, through 28, 2006. The driver-side power switch may fail or melt. If the fails, it could overheat, and cause a fire.

A switch and a fire, could occur if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, are advised to park outside the recall repair has been Honda will notify and dealers will inspect and the switches, as necessary, free of The safety recall is expected to on, or about, November 2, 2012.

may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. campaign recall number is S61

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Honda is recalling certain year 2012 Ridgeline

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

SEPTEMBER 2012 Honda is recalling certain year 2012 Ridgeline manufactured on April 18, 2012. An passenger airbag status may have been installed on the causing them to fail to to the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard No. 208, Crash Protection.

Without the passenger airbag indicator, the and other vehicle occupants may not be or aware that the front airbag is off and will not deploy in a thereby potentially increasing the of injury to a front passenger occupant that may have to sit or been seated elsewhere in the if the correct indicator had been Honda will notify and dealers will replace the airbag indicator free of

The safety recall is expected to on, or about, September 21, 2012. may contact Honda Automobile services at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s campaign number is S52.

may also contact the National Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NEWS: is recalling certain 2007 2011 Element passenger

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

SEPTEMBER 2012 Honda is recalling certain year 2007 through Element passenger vehicles with an accessory trailer wiring harness. The wire supplies power to the trailer signal lights was inadvertently with the stop lamp As a result the turn signals illuminate when the brake are illuminated.

This does not with the requirements of Federal Vehicle Safety Standard No. Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Equipment. Without trailer signal illumination, the driver’s is not communicated, potentially increasing the of a crash.

Honda will owners, and dealers will the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or September 20, 2012. Owners may Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s campaign number is S53.

may also contact the National Traffic Safety Administration Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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DETROIT NEWS July 19, 2012

JULY — Honda is recalling small SUVs and cars in the because the doors may not close.

The affects 166,000 CR-V from the 2012 model and 6,200 Acura ILX small cars from the 2013 year.

Honda says if the inside driver or passenger handles are used at the same as the power or manual door the inner door latch may not This means a door may not or it could latch and open the locks are used.

The company no crashes injuries have reported because of the problem.

says dealers will the cars and fix them if needed. should get letters from the starting in mid-August.

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NEWS: Honda is certain model year Honda Civic vehicle s

Campaign ID number: 12V256000 @

JUNE 2012 — is recalling certain model 2012 Honda Civic During assembly, the process to seat the driver’s side and set the retaining clip was not completed. As a the driveshaft may separate.

If this the vehicle will have a of drive power and may roll if the parking brake has not been set the gear selector has been in the “park” position, increasing the of crash or pedestrian injury. will notify owners, and will inspect the driver’s driveshaft and install a new driveshaft, as free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on, or about, 21, 2012. Honda’s recall number is s40.

Customers may contact the national traffic safety administration’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-256

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NEWS: is recalling certain model 2007-2008 Acura TL vehicles

Campaign ID number: 12V222000 @

MAY 2012 — Honda is certain model year Acura TL vehicles. Prolonged and power steering fluid may cause the power steering to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in and power steering fluid If this occurs, power fluid can leak onto a hot converter, leading to smoke and an under-hood fire. Honda notify owners, and dealers install a new heat resistant steering hose, free of

The safety recall is expected to on, or about, June 15, 2012. recall campaign number is Customers may contact the national traffic safety administration’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-222

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NEWS: is recalling certain 2002-2004 and 2003 Pilot vehicles

Campaign ID number: 12V136000 @

APRIL 2012 – is recalling certain model 2002-2004 CR-V and model 2003 Pilot vehicles. Due to from the combination switch harness, wear on the surface of the terminal can occur, yielding oxide, which increases resistance. Increased electrical may cause the terminal ends to within the wiring harness

If this occurs, the low beam may become inoperative, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a Honda will notify and dealers will repair the low terminal harness or replace the switch as necessary, free of The safety recall is expected to on or about April 24, 2012.

may contact Honda Customer at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s recall number is S34. 12V-136

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NEWS: is recalling certain model 2006 CR-V vehicles

Campaign ID number: 12V124000 @

MARCH 2012 — is recalling certain model 2006 CR-V vehicles. The strength attaching the sub-frame collar to the passenger-side front arm is insufficient. The collar can separate the arm due to vibration while driving. As a a loss of steering can occur, the risk of crash.

Honda notify owners, and dealers inspect the production lot stamp on the front lower arm and, if replace the lower arm, of charge. The safety recall is to begin on or about april 17, Honda’s recall campaign is s33.

Customers may contact the highway traffic safety vehicle safety hotline at (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov.

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Honda is recalling certain Odyssey vehicles

NHTSA ID number: 12V062000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

2012 — Honda is certain model year Odyssey vehicles, the gas-filled that help to raise and the liftgate of vehicles equipped a power liftgate system may be to early life failures due to a flaw. The flaw can result in a of the pressurized gas, leading to strut performance.

Struts diminished performance can lead to closure, increasing the risk of injury. Honda will owners, and dealers will both power liftgate gas free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or about 13, 2012. 12V-062

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NEWS: Honda is certain 2012 Pilot and MDX vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID 12V063000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

FEBRUARY — Honda is recalling model year 2012 and Acura MDX vehicles. The vent float (vsf) valve in the fuel tank assembly not meet the design specifications. As a fuel may leak from the increasing the risk of fire.

will notify owners and will inspect the vsf assembly and, if necessary, replace the tank assembly, free of The safety recall is expected to on or about March 13, 2012. recall campaign number is s25 and 12V-063

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NEWS: Honda is recalling 2011-2012 Ridgeline vehicles

Campaign ID number: 12V025000 @

FEBRUARY 2012 — is recalling certain model 2011-2012 Ridgeline vehicles from August 25, 2011, November 29, 2011. The spare installed in affected vehicles may not the information on the vehicle’s tire placard. Therefore, these fail to comply with the of Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 110, Tire and Rims for Motor Vehicles.

An label could lead to tire inflation which result in a tire failure, the risk of a crash. Honda notify owners, and dealers inspect the spare tire and if exchange the spare tire or replace the tire information free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or before 10, 2012. 12V-025

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NEWS: Honda is 2012 Accord and Crosstour s

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

FEBRUARY 2012 Honda is recalling certain year 2012 Accord and vehicles. The driver-side or passenger-side curtain airbag inflator may not been manufactured according to specifications. In the event of a crash, the curtain airbag may fail to increasing the risk of injury. will replace the driver’s or passenger’s side side airbag as needed free of The safety recall is expected to on or about February 10, 2012.

may also contact the national traffic safety administration’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-030

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NEWS: expands recall for Honda for Front Suspension

NHTSA ID number: 11V602000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

2011 — Honda is certain model year Odyssey vehicles manufactured October 31, 2011, through 30, 2011. The retention nut for the front lower suspension damper may not have been tightened to the torque, potentially allowing the nut to

If the nut loosens, the front hub assembly only be attached by one bolt, the wheel assembly to shift to an inward angle, resulting in a of steering, increasing the risk of a Honda contacted all nine by phone on December 19, 2011, and the vehicles as necessary free of 11V-602

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NEWS: Honda expands for Honda and Acura air bag defect

Campaign ID number: 11V260000 @

DECEMBER 2011 — In 2011, this recall was to include an additional 272,779 and 640 air bags sold as replacement Because Honda is unable to on which vehicles the 604 replacement air were installed, an additional vehicles are also being The total number of vehicles recalled is now 1,709,477.

This concerns certain vehicles within the following make, and model year populations, of this expansion: model 2001-2002 Honda Accord, year 2001-2003 Civic and 4-door model, model 2002-2003 CR-V, model 2001-2003 Odyssey, model 2003 Acura CL, model 2003 pilot and model 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. recall is related to a series of on these vehicles in which is replacing the inflators within the side air bag to address a defective

This recall addresses air bags that were installed in the vehicles, as well as air bags that may have installed as replacement service A replacement air bag may have been as one example, if a vehicle had been in a necessitating the replacement of the driver’s air

In the event of a crash necessitating of the driver’s air bag, the inflator produce excessive internal that could cause the to rupture with metal striking and injuring the driver or occupants. Owners of all vehicles on a replacement service air bag may have installed will be notified. will inspect vehicles, and a defective air bag inflator is identified, the will be replaced, free of

The safety recall began on or june 27, 2011. Owners of involved in the december 2011 will be notified in december This safety recall is related to recalls 08v-593, and 10v-041.

Owners may also the national highway traffic administration’s vehicle safety at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to 11V-260

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NEWS: Honda recalls cars globally for air bag defect

NEWS — December 2, Honda Motor Co. announced it has recalled 304,000 vehicles because they may contain air bags. The global recall some of Honda and Acura’s popular models, including the Civic, Odyssey and Pilot, concerns that the vehicles’ air could burst in a crash due to inflators, sending metal and pieces flying and potentially injury or ….

Some of the cars recalled are in the U.S. and Honda said.

The recall today by the Japanese automaker is the recall since 2008 for the problem, and brings the total of cars recalled to nearly 2

By comparison, rival carmaker has recalled about 12 million in the past two years, according to the Press.

Earlier this Honda recalled nearly vehicles in Asia and North citing stalling engines.

said there have 20 accidents so far related to the air bag problem, two deaths in the U.S. both in

The specific list of cars by Honda’s expanded recall 2001 and 2002 Accord, to 2003 Civic, 2001 to Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 2003 Pilot, 2002 and Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

expanded recall includes: and 2002 Accord, 2001 to Civic, 2001 to 3003 2002 and 2003 CR-V, Pilot, 2002 and 2003 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Honda is recalling certain year 2006 CR-V cars manufactured from 3, 2005, through July 21, The driver-side power window may fail or melt. If the switch the power windows may become preventing them from rolled up or down.

If the switch it will produce smoke and a could occur. Honda notify owners, and dealers replace the driver side window switch assembly of charge. The safety recall is to begin on or about October 5, 11V-456

SEPTEMBER 2011 Honda is recalling certain year 2011 CR-Z cars with manual manufactured from January 8, through June 27, 2011. the engine stall while the pedal is not pressed, there is a that the engine control (ECU) software may cause the motor of the hybrid system to the vehicle unexpectedly in the opposite of the selected gear.

Unexpected movement could increase the of a crash or personal injury to the in the path of the moving vehicle. will notify owners, and will update the ECU software, of charge. The safety recall on September 26, 2011. 11V-458

2011 — Honda is certain model year Pilot vehicles manufactured March 13, 2008, through 30, 2011. There is a possibility the stitching that secures the end of the and front passenger lap section of the may be incomplete or missing. If the stitching is or missing, the seatbelt may detach the anchor webbing, increasing the of personal injury in a crash.

dealers will conduct a inspection of the driver and front seatbelts, and if necessary, replace the free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or about 3, 2011. 11V-468

DETROIT — September 9, 2011 Motor Co. says it is recalling Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to and potentially replace the front belts due to problems with the stitching.

Honda said it is voluntarily recalling Pilots the 2009 through 2011 years.

The automaker says the driver- and front-passenger seat may have been manufactured

The stitching connecting the lap section of the to the outboard anchor webbing may be or missing. That means the may potentially come loose in a increasing the risk of injury.

Honda says there been no injuries because of the

Honda wants owners of the Pilots to take them to an dealer for inspection when receive a recall notice.

NEWS — September 4, Honda Motor Co. said Sunday it is recalling nearly vehicles in two separate campaigns one to address possible fire .

With the new recalls, Honda has now back more vehicles it did in all of 2010.

Honda said it is 80,111 2006 CR-V to replace the power window switch after the U.S. said it had reports of five

The design of the power window switch can allow residue interior cleaners to accumulate, can, over time switch use, cause the contacts to degrade and lead to a in the switch, the Japanese automaker

Honda said no injuries or have been reported in with the CR-V issue.

In the National Highway Traffic Administration upgraded an investigation the 2006 CR-V after the had received five reports smoke and fire occurred the driver’s door. It received 24 complains that didn’t fires.

Separately, Honda voluntarily recall 5,626 CR-Z in the United States with manual transmissions to the software that controls the electric motor.

Honda when the gasoline engine has with the battery in a very low of charge and the transmission in gear, it is for the electric motor to rotate in the opposite to that selected by the If this occurs and the driver has not the brakes, the vehicle might roll in an unexpected direction. said it could roll when the transmission is in a forward potentially leading to a crash.

will upgrade the software to the problem. No injuries or deaths been reported related to condition.

Honda will notifying customers in September.

The has reported two large recalls

Honda said last it was recalling 1.51 million in the United States to address of engine stalls and vehicles out of park part of a worldwide of 2.5 million vehicles.

In May, boosted a recall of vehicles for air that can deploy with too pressure by 833,000. The recall was to 2001-03 Honda and Acura that might have the driver’s air bag module replaced an affected service part. has now called back 1.6 million over the issue since

At least 12 incidents and one … are to the issue since 2010.

recalled 2.4 million vehicles in the States in 2010 the third number behind Toyota Corp. and General Motors Co

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NEWS: to recall 1.5 million vehicles in US

NEWS — August 4, Honda to recall 1.5 million in US

Honda Motor said it will recall about 1.5 vehicles in the United States to the software that controls automatic transmission.

Honda in a press release on its US site the vehicles in the voluntary recall include certain Accord, and Element models.

No injuries or have been reported to this condition, the statement

The Japanese carmaker will recall 760,000 Honda sold in China to fix the same Japan’s Kyodo news reported.

A bearing in the automatic system was not built with strength and as a result the transmission may emit an abnormal noise or the engine to stall under gear shift operations, said.

Similar Honda are sold in Canada, Europe and markets. Altogether, 2.49 Honda models installed the faulty transmission are involved, quoted Honda officials as

They said the affected models are not sold in Japan.

has received reports of an abnormal noise and transmission malfunctions but have been no reports of the company said

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AUGUST 2011 Honda is recalling certain year 2005-2010 Accord, CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element cars manufactured from 1, 2004, through September 3, The outer race of the secondary bearing may be broken during driving styles. A broken race may cause abnormal the malfunction indicator light to on, and allow contact between the idle gear and an electronic housing within the transmission.

could result in a short causing the engine to stall. broken pieces of the outer or ball bearing from the shaft may become lodged in the pawl resulting in the vehicle after the driver has placed the selector in the park position. stall and unexpected vehicle increases the risk of a crash or injury to persons within the of a rolling vehicle.

Honda notify owners and dealers update the automatic transmission module software free of The safety recall began on 27, 2011. Honda’s recall number is R89. 11V-395 MAY — Honda is recalling model year 2012 2-door and 4-door vehicles from April 21, 2011, May 2, 2011. There is a possibility an o-ring, which seals a in the fuel feed line, is

If the o-ring is misaligned, a small leak may occur. Fuel in the presence of an ignition source, result in a fire. Dealers replace the fuel feed assembly, free of charge.

The recall began on May 27, 2011.

APRIL 2011 — is recalling certain model 2001-2002 Honda Accord, and 2-door and 4-door, model 2002-2003 CR-V, model 2002 Odyssey, model 2003 Acura CL, and model 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. recall is related to a series of on these vehicles in which is replacing the inflators within the side air bag to address a defective

This recall addresses 2,430 air bags that may been installed as replacement parts in the event, for one example, a vehicle had been in a crash the replacement of the driver’s air bag, and the air bag installed was one that may have a defective inflator. In the event of a necessitating deployment of the driver’s air the inflator could produce internal pressure that cause the inflator to rupture metal fragments striking and the driver or other occupants.

of all vehicles on which a replacement air bag may have been installed be notified. Dealers will vehicles, and where a defective air bag is identified, the inflator will be free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or about 27, 2011.

This safety campaign is related to recalls 09V-259, and 10V-041.

MARCH — Honda is recalling model year 2006-2007 Civic hybrid vehicles. is a potential for the voltage converter relays power from the motor assist (IMA) to the vehicle’s electrical components to This failure will the headlights to turn off, the to stall, and prevent the vehicle being restarted, increasing the of a crash.

Dealers will the voltageconverter free of charge. The recall began on March 25, 11V-106

MARCH 2011 Honda is recalling certain year 2011 Honda vehicles. To prevent fuel leaking out of a vehicle’s fuel into the evaporative emissions in the event a roll-over incident the fuel pump module is with a roll over (ROV).

Due to improper ultrasonic of the plastic case that the ROV within the fuel pump the case material may break or which may cause the ROV to separate the case and fail to function, increasing the risk of fuel in a roll-over incident. Fuel in the presence of an ignition source, result in a fire. Dealers inspect the fuel pump and if necessary replace the module of charge.

The safety recall is to begin on or before April 11, 11V-176

MARCH 2011 Honda is recalling certain year 2011 Honda vehicles. If the front windshield blades become frozen to the and the wiper motor is switched on, one of the windshield wiper linkage may bend or separate from the due to insufficient stiffness of the rod. The wipers may fail to operate, the driver’s visibility in adverse conditions increasing the risk of a

Dealers will replace the windshield wiper rod free of The safety recall is expected to on or before April 14, 2011.

MARCH 2011 — is recalling certain model 2011 Honda Odyssey There is a potential failure the driver and the front passenger power windows in which the may come off the track causing the to become inoperative and preventing it being rolled up or down or it drop into the door. The may shatter into the passenger causing a risk of injury to the occupants.

Dealers will either the passenger’s and/or the front door window free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or before 15, 2011. 11V-181

YAHOO — May 4, 2011 Honda Co Ltd expanded an earlier recall of and Acura vehicles over that could deploy too much pressure, causing or fatalities, the company said.

The recall adds more 833,000 vehicles for the model 2001 through 2003.

of these vehicles contain airbags that could the defect. Honda is looking for replacement airbags that contain the defect, but could not them all, leading to the recall.

This is the fourth Honda has widened its airbag The first recall related to issue was in 2008.

The number of affected now stands at 1.65 according to figures reported to the Highway Traffic Safety

These additional vehicles not included in earlier safety because the original airbag on the driver’s side were not by the issue. But replacement airbags contain the defect, Honda

Honda told safety that just 0.29 of the affected vehicles are likely to the defect.

In certain vehicles, pressure could cause the inflator to rupture. Metal could pass through the cushion material causing or even a fatality.

A small of injuries and two fatalities are linked to the recalls, Honda spokeswoman Ra said. These were not and did not kick off this move, Ra

The recall includes some and 2002 Accord and Civic 2002 Odyssey minivans and and 2003 CR-V crossover It also includes 2002 and Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 3.2 CL vehicles.

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YAHOO — March 11, 2011 Motor Co Ltd is recalling 2,800 of its minivans to repair potentially windows.

There is a potential with the driver and front-passenger power windows in the affected models in which the window may off the track and become inoperative or into the door, according to a National Highway Traffic Administration website.

The window may into the passenger cabin, so is replacing those windows, said. The recall is expected to on or before April 15.

No crashes or have been reported to the defect, Honda said.

this month, Honda more than 33,000 Odyssey minivans due to a possible wiper defect.

YAHOO — March 7, 2011 recalls 37,000 Civic cars in US

In the latest defect to hit Japanese automakers, Honda Thursday it will recall 37,000 Civic Hybrids in the States.

Honda said a converter in the hybrid control could lead to the engine and malfunction of the headlights.

No injuries or have been reported in to the problem, which affects and 2007 models.

It comes two weeks after said it was recalling nearly vehicles worldwide due to defective that could stall the and cause problems restarting in models.

Honda has now recalled than four million since February 2010 a range of different issues, Nissan has pulled around 3.5 in the same period.

Toyota mired in crisis when it nearly nine million between late 2009 and last year due to brake and defects linked to deadly that tarnished its image of

As criticism mounted of its slow and bureaucratic inflexibility, Toyota its recall policy and has pulled 16 million units since 2009 over a range of

NEWS: Honda is recalling 122,000 Fit compact cars in America

YAHOO NEWS February 17, 2011 Honda nearly 700,000 vehicles for problem spring

Honda is nearly 122,000 Fit compact in North America for a defective part that may cause the to stall.

The spring was placed in a small box inside the engine, so in some cases, the problem cause the engine to stall, Spokesman said

No accidents been reported related to the but at least 72 complaints were in Japan, and 29 abroad, Honda Co. spokesman. said Thursday.

is recalling nearly 700,000 Freed and City compact around the world for a defective part that may cause the to stall.

Recalled are 167,000 in Japan, 156,000 in China, and in the rest of Asia, Tokyo-based said. About 122,000 are being recalled in North

JANUARY 2011 – is recalling certain model 2010 Honda Accord and vehicles. There is a potential with the engine wiring connector which may cause spark firing or the engine to An engine stall will the risk of a crash.

Dealer inspect and replace the ignition harness connector free of The safety recall began on 24, 2011. 11V-004

DECEMBER – Honda is recalling year 2007-2008 Honda Fit Due to an error during installation of the harness for the combination switch controls low head beam the wires for the lower beam were pulled tighter intended.

After repeated use of the switch, the electrical connector for the low beam headlight circuit can worn as a result of this which can result in low conductivity and an accumulation of copper oxide in the of the contacts. The low beam headlights can inoperative decreasing the driver’s as well as the vehicle’s visibility to drivers, increasing the risk of a

Dealers will inspect the low terminal and perform necessary free of charge. The safety is expected to begin on or before 21, 2011. 10V-624

DECEMBER – Honda is recalling model year 2010-2011 Accord V6 and model year Honda Pilot vehicles. The that attach the lower and right front damper to the front suspension and the spindle on the Pilot may not have been tightened which may result in of steering. The spindle nuts for the on the Accord V6 may not have been properly which may result in noise and/or loss of

Loss of steering increases the of a crash. Dealer will and replace any loose front bracket bolts or spindle on the Pilot if necessary. Dealer inspect and replace the spindle on the Accord V6 if necessary.

The safety began on December 28, 2010.

Honda S2000

YAHOO NEWS — 23, 2010 Honda Motor Co. is about 10,800 Accord and Pilot sport utility to prevent possible front failure.

The Japanese automaker the recall covers late year 2010-2011 Accord and 2011 Pilot SUVs in the States.

Honda says with the machinery used to spindle nuts on the front on both vehicles could the front suspension to fail.

The says a flaw in the software for the used in the assembly process was at its plant in Alabama.

Honda it expects to notify owners week and the repairs will be at dealerships.

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NEWS: Honda recalling SUVs over suspension

NEWS — December 17, Honda Motor Co. is recalling 35,000 Passport sport vehicles to inspect brackets on the suspension that could and lead to a crash.

The recall Friday involves Passports the 1998-2002 model years and is to 21 states and the District of Columbia road salt is used the winter.

Honda says the bracket of the rear suspension trailing links could and the bracket could break off the frame. Honda spokesman. the government received 33 complaints owners but no injuries were

The recall covers SUVs in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Honda said the problem was not related to a recall involving Ford minivans. Ford has recalled than 600,000 minivans in the and Canada this year concerns the rear axle break, affecting the vehicle’s

Honda said it expected to owners beginning Friday and owners to take their to an authorized dealer.

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YAHOO NEWS December 16, 2010 Honda Co said on Thursday it would about 1.35 million Fit globally to repair defective in the headlights.

No accident was reported the defect, a Honda spokesman in said.

Subject to the recall are Fit built at Honda’s Suzuka in Japan between November and October 2007. About units will be recalled in where the Fit is the second most car behind Toyota Motor Prius, excluding 660cc

Honda will also 143,000 Fits exported to the States, and 385,000 units in where the model is called the The car will also be recalled in the East, Africa and Asia.

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DETROIT — November 29, 2010 The National Highway Traffic Administration has opened investigations electrical issues on the 2006 CR-V and shifting issues the 2007 Kia Optima.

The probes opened after just complaints are the latest examples of how safety regulators are opening investigations into potential issues than in recent and moving faster than in the

In the first, NHTSA is investigating 2006 Honda CR-V after reports of melting or of the master power window and related electrical system components. All three complaints fires in the driver’s door to the driver’s master power switch.

Separately, NHTSA is probing 41,000 2007 Kia models over complaints the automatic transmission shift may detach from the shifter If this occurs, the transmission shifter becomes inoperative.

said it had received three concerning automatic transmission cable detachment and inability to the gears (park, drive and in model year 2007 Kia vehicles. One of the complaints also is a rollaway incident after the vehicle, NHTSA said.

In Kia Motors issued a technical bulletin concerning incorrectly automatic transmission shift in certain model year and 2007 Kia Optima vehicles. The said that over these cables can detach the shifter assemblies’ dowel resulting in the inability to select or drive gears. NHTSA that difficulty engaging may also occur.

Honda and Kia immediately return calls comment.

NHTSA came harsh criticism from earlier this year in the of Toyota Motor Corp.’s acceleration issues and the disclosure NHTSA had not done more to Toyota to make fixes in to complaints.

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OCTOBER 2010 Honda is recalling certain year 2005-2007 Odyssey and RL vehicles. Brake fluid polymers is used that as a lubricant for certain brake components. If replacement brake is used that does not such polymers, or that only small amounts, a of the rubber seal located at the of the brake master cylinder may dry, and the seal may curl movement of the piston.

If this a small amount of brake could slowly leak the seal into the brake A leak of brake fluid lead to a change in brake feel and overtime a degradation in performance increasing the risk of a Dealers will replace the master cylinder seal of charge.

The recall is expected to during December 2010.

YAHOO NEWS — 21, 2010 Honda Motor Co. it plans to recall an undetermined of vehicles because of brake leaks that could to weaker braking power, the issue that led Toyota Corp. to recall 1.5 million

Honda says the recall certain 2005-2007 model Acura RL sedans and Honda minivans from the 2005 to 2007 model year.

says it does not immediately how many vehicles will be by the recall.

There have no injuries or accidents tied to the

The Japanese automaker says it to officially notify the U.S. of the recall on Thursday.

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SEPTEMBER 2010 Honda is recalling certain year 2010 Accord vehicles. The front passenger may not have been assembled to correct specifications. In the event of a the front passenger airbag may not as intended and could place an child seated in the front seat at greater risk of should the airbag deploy.

will inspect and replace the airbag module if necessary of charge. The safety recall on September 20, 2010. 10V-402

2010 — Honda is certain model year Element automatic transmission manufactured from April 1, through June 25, 2010. assembly process, the cable connects the shift lever to the was not set correctly at the shift lever As a result the driver may move the shift lever but the transmission may not be in the selected gear.

This can the key to be stuck in the ignition switch, an to shift into or out of park, or an to shift into reverse, the risk of a crash. Honda has some owners by phone and to, have, or has had, their repaired free of charge. All owners will be notified by Dealers will correctly set the cable bushing.

The safety began on August 9, 2010.

AUGUST 2010 — is recalling certain model 2003 Honda Accord, two and four door, and model 2003-2004 Honda Element The interlock lever of the ignition may unexpectedly deform,which can allow the function of a vehicle with an transmission to be defeated.

Removal of the key when the gear selector of a with an automatic transmission has not shifted to the park position can the vehicle to roll away, the risk of a crash. Dealers remove the original interlock pin and within the ignition switch, and them with new, components. This service be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on or September 29, 2010. 10V-364

on Monday announced the recall of vehicles in the United States of problems with the ignition could allow drivers to their key when the vehicle is not in the position.

Honda said ignition locking devices damaged or worn over allowing the key to be removed when the is not in park. If that occurs, the could roll away and an accident, Honda said.

has received several complaints such failures in these and is aware of a small number of incidents, including one that in a minor injury, the Japanese said in a statement.

The recall approximately 197,000 Accord and Civic vehicles from the model year and roughly Element vehicles from the and 2004 model years.

Honda last week 585 Element vehicles from the model year to reset the transmission shift cable.

vehicle assembly, some cables were not installed and over time the cable may partially disconnected, Honda As a result, a driver may move the shift lever but the transmission may not be in the selected gear.

Honda it had received a small number of complaints related to the gear mechanism, but no incidents or injuries reported.

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APRIL — Honda is recalling model year 2010 ZDX passenger cars manufactured November 12, 2009 and March 22, During the manufacturing process, the covering material may have not properly laser scored to complete deployment of the front SRS airbag. In the event of a crash, the will not deploy properly, the risk of injury.

Honda notify owners and Acura will inspect the dashboard material and replace if necessary of charge. The safety recall on April 21, 2010. Honda’s campaign number is R34.

APRIL 2010 — is recalling certain model 2004 through 2008 TSX passenger vehicles manufactured September 25, 2002 and February 13, Prolonger high under temperatures may cause the power hose to deteriorate prematurely and may the hose to crack and leak steering oil. Oil leaking a hot exhaust pipe will smoke and a burning smell, and potentially result in an under fire.

Honda will owners and dealers will the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or May 28, 2010. 10V-174

MARCH – Honda has notified of a defect in certain model 2007 and 2008 Odyssey and passenger vehicles manufactured July 28, 2006 and August 21, Air can enter the VSA modular pump an initial self-check process occurs shortly after time the engine is started.It is for enough air to enter the system to in a brake pedal that soft or lower to thefloor.

If the does not have any brake or maintenance performed over a of months or years, the system can to accumulate enough air to affect performance, increasing the riskof a Honda will notify and Honda dealers will the VSA modulator by removing any existing air in the system then apply and caps to prevent air from the brake system free of The safety recall is expected to during May 2010. 10V-098 Honda to recall 410,000 for brake problem

YAHOO March 16, 2010 Honda Co. will recall more 410,000 Odyssey minivans and small trucks because of system problems that make it tougher to stop the if not repaired.

The recall includes Odysseys and 68,000 Elements the 2007 and 2008 model

Honda said in a statement over time, brake can feel soft and must be closer to the floor to stop the Left unrepaired, the problem cause loss of braking and possibly a crash, Honda said.

It’s definitely not the way it should, and it’s safety so it brings it to the recall status, he

The National Highway Traffic Administration has reported three due to the problem with minor and no deaths, Martin said. notified NHTSA of the recall on he said.

Honda has traced the to the device that powers the stability control system, selectively brakes each of the to keep the vehicles upright an emergency situation.

When the called a vehicle stability modulator, tests itself the vehicles are started, it allows a amount of air into the hydraulic lines. Over time, an air in the lines can cause a loss of power and require that the be pushed farther toward the than normal to stop the said.

Although not all vehicles recalled are affected by this we are recalling all possible units to all customers that their will perform correctly, said in a statement.

Under the which Honda said it to do, Honda said that should wait to get a letter the company before scheduling a because the parts are not yet available. should go out toward the end of April.

who fear that they’ve braking power should their dealer check the sooner. said. The dealer can air bubbles out of the hydraulic lines, should fix the problem until the arrive for the final repair, he

Honda technicians will put caps and sealant over two holes in the device to stop the air getting in. said.

The automaker is preparing a list of affected After April 19, owners can if their vehicles are being by going to http://www.recalls.honda.com or by calling 999-1009, and selecting option four.

The safety recall is second in the past two months. In it recalled 952,118 vehicles due to air bag problems.

It comes on the heels of Motor Corp.’s spate of recalls that include than 8 million vehicles for braking and sudden acceleration

One of the Toyota recalls is a braking problem that causes the of the Prius gas-electric hybrid to drop toward the floor.

Motor Co. had a similar software with its Ford Fusion and Milan hybrids. The company owners of 17,600 cars to them in for a software update a glitch can give drivers the that the brakes have when they haven’t.

The called the repairs a customer program and said it was not a full-fledged

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2010 — Honda is certain model year Fit vehicles. Under severe water may enter the driver’s and reach the master power switch. If the master power switch is damaged as a result of the intrusion, overheating and failure of the may result. An overheating switch can smoke, melting and fire. will inspect the switch and a cover around the switch to prevent water from the switch.

If the switch is damaged, the will be replaced and a cover be installed. This service be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 2010. 10V-033

2010 — Honda is certain model year Honda Accord and Civic, year 2002 CR-V and model year 2002-2003 and one vehicle for model year Honda Pilot, Civic and 3.2CL passenger vehicles. The airbag inflator could excessive internal pressure. If an airbag deploys, the increased pressure may cause the inflator to

Metal fragments could through the airbag cushion possibly causing injury or to vehicle occupants. Dealers replace the airbag inflator of charge. The safety recall on February 26, 2010.

Owners may 10V-041

FEBRUARY 2010 Honda is conducting a safety campaign involving certain year 2005 Odyssey vehicles equipped with operated rear liftgate. The liftgate gas struts may deteriorate early. Struts that worn out prematurely may fail to the power liftgate in the fully position, causing the power to close unexpectedly.

Injury may from a power liftgate unexpectedly when a person is the closing path of the liftgate. will inspect the gas liftgate and replace if within the recall This service will be free of charge.

The campaign is to begin during March 10V-055

JANUARY 2010 Honda is recalling certain year 2006 and 2007 Ridgeline vehicles manufactured January 17, 2005, and June 7, A wiring harness connector for the ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) motor located under the side of the instrument panel may be to kicking by the front seat feet.

If this occurs, the terminal may overheat, and this may the wire insulation to melt or the connector to melt. Should the insulation melts and the exposed contact each other it result in a short circuit and a could occur. Dealers inspect and if the wiring connector is it will be replaced and all vehicles have the protective cover free of charge.

The safety is expected to begin during 2010. 10V-001

JANUARY – Honda is recalling model year Acura MDX vehicles manufactured between 7, 2009 and November 14, 2009. A used to attach an interior piece to either the driver’s or side a-pillar may not have installed during manufacturing. In the of a crash resulting in side air bag deployment, the trim piece may not properly secured to the a-pillar, the risk of injury to the driver front seat passenger.

will inspect the interior piece of the A-pillar and if a bolt is it will be installed free of Four vehicles were before the stop-sale was issued and all the have been inspected and if necessary, an owner notification not be issued for this campaign. NEWS: Honda recalls cars for airbag risk

(Reuters) – July 31, – Honda Motor Co on Friday that it is recalling 440,000 vehicles — some of its best-selling Accord and models — for a potentially airbag defect.

Honda that the airbag inflators in of its top-selling sedans can rupture of too much air pressure causing fragments to shoot through the and strike vehicle occupants.

One and a number of injuries have linked to the defect, Honda Sage Marie said.

The covers certain 2001 and Accords, 2001 Civics and 2002 and 2003 model TL sedans. The driver’s side is the defective component on the affected

Honda said owners of models can check to see if their is covered by the recall by checking the website at www.owners.honda.com/recalls.

The Japanese said it was encouraging owners to until they received a notice to go to a dealership and have the for the steering-wheel airbag replaced.

had originally announced that it recall some 2001 and Civic sedans for the defect November.

The notice issued on added another 440,000 to the recall.

JULY 2009 Honda is recalling 440,000 Year 2001 and 2002 Accord, and Acura vehicles. The airbag inflator could excessive internal pressure. If an airbag deploys, the increased pressure may cause the inflator to

Metal fragments could through the air bag cushion material causing injury to vehicle Dealers will replace the inflator free of charge. will replace the airbag free of charge. The safety is expected to begin during 2009. Honda’s recall Nos.

Q96 (Accord and Civic) and R13 09V-259

FEBRUARY 2009 Honda is recalling 421 MY 2009 vehicles. During assembly, front brake hoses installed. The brake hose can the caliper bolt and over a hole may develop which allow brake fluid to This would eventually in reduced brake system

Drivers would not be aware of system failure and braking would not be possible, increasing the of a crash. Dealers will both front brake and replace with the correct hoses free of charge. The began on February 12, 2009.

may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

NOVEMBER 2008 — is recalling 3,940 MY 2001 and Civic vehicles. The driver’s air bag could produce excessive pressure. If an affected air bag deploys, the internal pressure may cause the to rupture. Metal fragments pass through the air bag cushion possibly causing injury to occupants. Dealers will the air bag inflator free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on or December 22, 2008. 08V593

2008 — Honda is 128 MY 2008-2009 Civic sedans. A that covers the fuel connector is secured with a and nut, but during assembly, the nut was not In the event of a crash, the bracket may loose which could in damage to the fuel hose A damaged connector could to a fuel leak and increases the of a fire.

Dealers will a nut on the fuel feed hose The recall is expected to begin November 2008. 08V535

2008 — Honda is 351,000 MY 2003 Accord If water enters the windshield motor breather port, is designed to allow the motor to warm air during normal it can result in corrosion inside the housing. This can cause a of the electrical circuit breaker the motor housing.

If the circuit fails, it will cause the wiper motor to become which can increase the likelihood of a in certain conditions. Dealers inspect the windshield wiper for signs of corrosion. If no signs of are present, a cover will be over the wiper motor to water from entering the motor housing. If signs of damage are observed on the wiper the motor will be replaced.

The is expected to begin on or about 17, 2008. This recall was the of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-060, by the Office of Defects Investigation.

FEBRUARY 2008 — is recalling 273,000 MY 2004-2008 TL vehicles. Prolonged high temperatures may cause the power hose to deteriorate prematurely the hose to crack and leak steering fluid. Power fluid leaking onto a hot converter will generate and possibly lead to an under-hood

Dealers will install a new resistant power steering free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet an owner notification schedule for campaign. 08V091

FEBRUARY — Honda is recalling MY 2004-2005 Acura TL vehicles. If enters the windshield wiper breather port, which is to allow the motor to vent air during normal operation, it can in corrosion inside the motor This could cause a of the electrical circuit breaker the motor housing.

If the circuit fails, it will cause the wiper motor to become which can increase the likelihood of a in certain conditions. Dealers inspect the windshield wiper for signs of corrosion. If no signs of are present, a snorkel tube be added to the wiper motor port to prevent water entering the wiper motor and foam tape will be on the cowl above the wiper to direct water away the wiper motor.

If signs of damage are observed on the wiper the motor will be replaced, and the tube and foam tape also be installed to prevent intrusion on the new wiper motor. The has not yet provided an owner notification for this campaign. This was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, conducted by the Office of Defects 08V092

DECEMBER 2007 Honda is recalling 43,200 MY Acura RL passenger vehicles. high under-hood temperatures may the power steering hose to prematurely causing the hose to and leak power steering Power steering fluid onto a hot catalytic converter generate smoke and possibly to an under-hood fire. Dealers install a new heat resistant steering hose.

The recall is to begin during January 17, 07V-551

DECEMBER 2007 Honda is recalling 34,300 MY Fit vehicles originally sold in or registered in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Island, Vermont, Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of The wire harness for the occupant system (ODS) and the occupant detection system (OPDS) is underneath the carpet on the driver’s floorboard.

In areas where salt is used, salt the snow on the driver’s shoes melt and may penetrate the carpet and into the wire harness. If the is exposed to salt brine, may occur and the wire may break the SRS indicator light to illuminate. A of the ODS and OPDS may not detect the presence of a seat or an out-of-position passenger and of both the front seat frontal and side air bags not be suppressed.

In the event of a crash, a front passenger air bag or front side air bag will increase the of injury to small or out-of-position Dealers will inspect and the wire harness. The recall is to begin during January 07V-549

NOVEMBER 2007 Honda is recalling 410 MY 2008 vehicles. The hole in the sheet front bulkhead that as the base and pivot point for the support rod was not punched to specification. The support rod may fail to hold the in position due to insufficient strength.

If the support rod hole fails, the could fall increasing the of injury. Dealers will the prop rod base hole if necessary, install reinforcement free of charge. Honda all owners on November 26, 2007, them to bring their in to their dealers for inspection.

A letter will be mailed January 2008. 07V542

2007 — Honda is 182,756 MY 2006-2007 Civic and coupe model vehicles. The speed sensor housing an O-ring seal to prevent to or from the wheel bearing. If improperly, the O-ring may not seal allowing water to enter the bearing and eventually cause to the bearing, especially in areas use of road salt is prevalent.

If the continues to drive with condition, it is possible for the wheel to become loose, which cause the bearing to fail. could cause a wheel to off of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a Dealers will inspect the ABS sensors and wheel bearings for parts and replace them.

The began on September 25, 2007.

AUGUST 2007 — is recalling 19,904 MY 2006 sedan and hybrid vehicles. assembly, the telescopic steering mechanism may have been with silicone grease. time, some of this grease may drip on the brake switch causing the switch to

Failure may result in a loss of lights and an increased risk the vehicle could be struck in the In addition, a failed brake switch could prevent the transmission from the park (vehicles with an automatic Dealers will replace the light switch and install a cover over the switch.

The is expected to begin during 2007. 07V402

AUGUST — Honda is recalling 744 MY Acura RDX vehicles for failing to the requirements of Part 567, Incorrect certification labels applied to these vehicles. certification labels may not contain the tire and rim size information. will remove the incorrect and install the correct label.

The is expected to begin during 2007. 07V-358

NEWS: recalling 34,300 Fit subcompacts

— August 28, 2008 Honda is recalling 34,300 Fit from the 2007 and 2008 years because of a faulty harness connected to the passenger airbag sensor.

The sensor is to prevent the airbags from when a child is seated in the passenger seat.

Honda replace the wiring harness.

The covers Fits that sold or registered in 22 U.S. that use road salt, to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA).

Salt the snow on the driver’s shoes melt and may penetrate the carpet and into the wire harness, reported. Corrosion may occur and the may break, causing the SRS indicator to illuminate.

A short-circuit, according to can cause the front and side to deploy in a crash, even if a is in the seat.

This will the risk of injury to small or occupants, NHTSA reported on its Web

The recall covers Honda sold or registered in these Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

NEWS: recalling 353,000 Accord

Honda recalling 353,000 sedans over corrosion in the wiper motor

WASHINGTON — Yahoo News April 17, 2008 — Motor Co. is recalling 353,000 sedans over possible in the windshield wiper motor.

said Wednesday the recall Accords from the 2003 year. The automaker says could enter an area the windshield wiper motor and corrosion.

The corrosion could the electrical circuit breaker the motor area to fail and prevent the motor from potentially leading to a crash.

No or crashes have been to the wiper problem.

Dealers inspect the windshield wiper and install a cover over the if no signs of corrosion are present. If is corrosion, they will the motor.

NEWS: Honda Acura TL Sports Sedans for Hazard

Some TLs also to fix windshield wiper

Honda is 273,000 2004 to 2008 TL sports sedans because steering fluid may leak, to a fire in the engine compartment. The is also recalling 129,000 to 2005 Acura TL sports this time because of a wiper problem.

“Prolonged under-hood temperatures may cause the steering hose to deteriorate causing the hose to crack and power steering fluid,” to the National Highway traffic Administration (NHTSA).

Honda and dealers will install a heat resistant power hose free of charge,” to NHTSA.

Wipers

Honda is recalling 129,600 2004 to Acura TL sports sedans the windshield wipers can fail.

water enters the windshield motor breather port, is designed to allow the motor to warm air during normal it can result in corrosion inside the housing,” the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) on its web site.

“This could a failure of the electrical circuit inside the motor housing, reported. “If the circuit fails, it will cause the wiper motor to become which can increase the likelihood of a in certain conditions,” the agency

Honda dealers will the windshield wiper motor for of corrosion. “A snorkel will be added to the wiper breather port to prevent from entering the wiper housing and foam tape be installed on the cowl above the motor to direct water from the wiper motor,” reported.

Should Acura discover signs of corrosion to the wiper motor they replace the motor and install the tube and foam tape.

Honda Recalls 43,200 Over Fire Risk Hose

Dec. 18, 2007 — Honda Motor Co. is 43,200 Acura RL sedans in the to fix a power steering hose may crack from engine and possibly cause a fire.

The by Tokyo-based Honda affects models, according to the National Traffic Safety Administration, posted the information yesterday on its Web

The cracked hose can release a fluid onto a hot catalytic leading to a fire, Honda The automaker received two reports of in Japan, triggering an internal that led to the recall, according to a posted on NHTSA’s Web site.

began notifying owners and dealers will install a hose, according to the letter a lawyer with Honda’s California-based U.S. unit.

The in the U.S. follows an earlier for the same model in Japan to the country’s transport ministry on 6. Honda recalled 8,657 known as the Legend in Japan, for the reason, according to the filing.

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