Honda Recall Information – Acura Recalls and Problems

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Honda Recall Information

NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey vehicles; ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Report Receipt Date: NOV 01, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V500000

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 344,187

NOVEMBER 2013 – American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 8, 2006, through September 8, 2008. Due to a combination of system components and software, the Vehicle Safety Assist System (VSA) may apply the brakes unexpectedly. The vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind.

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

Honda’s recall number is JC5. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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

Report Receipt Date: AUG 27, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V382000

Potential Number of Units Affected: 270

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

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

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

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

Report Receipt Date: JUN 24, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V260000

Component(s): VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 143,083

JULY 2013 – Honda is re-recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles covered under previous recall 10V-033. The remedy applied in this earlier recall may have been insufficient. In the affected vehicles, over time, the plastic cover may separate from the master power window switch allowing water to enter the driver’s window and reach the master power window switch.

If the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result. An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire. Honda will notify owners in July 2013 and will instruct owners to take their vehicles to dealers to have a free inspection conducted.

If the switch is damaged, it will be replaced free of charge. If the switch is not damaged, the owner will be instructed to await a second notification that will instruct them to return to the dealer to have a replacement switch installed free of charge. Honda anticipates it will have sufficient parts inventory to notify owners of vehicles with undamaged switches to return to dealers for replacement switches in Fall 2013. Honda’s recall number is JA6.

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2006 Acura RSX vehicles and 2006-2007 Honda S2000 vehicles

Report Receipt Date: JUN 13, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V246000

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,352

JULY 2013 – American Honda Motor Co. Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2006 Acura RSX vehicles manufactured January 18, 2006, through August 12, 2006; and model year 2006-2007 Honda S2000 vehicles manufactured January 19, 2006, through November 13, 2006. The brake booster may be unable to maintain a vacuum when the brake pedal is depressed, decreasing brake assist.

With reduced braking assistance, the vehicle may require additional brake pedal force to prevent a lengthened stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake booster assembly. If necessary, the dealers will replace the booster assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-310-783-2000. Honda’s recall number is JA4. Acura’s recall number is JA5.

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 Accord vehicles

Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V297000

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,659

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

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

Owners 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 www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles

Report Receipt Date: APR 24, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V157000

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,782

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

126, Electronic Stability Control Systems. Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the ESC software free of charge. The safety recall will begin on May 17, 2013.

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

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NEWS: Honda recalls nearly 46,000 Fit Sports

APRIL 2013 — Honda is recalling nearly 46,000 Fit Sport small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with the electronic stability control system.

The recall affects cars from the 2012 and 2013 model years. Honda says the stability control system can let the car tilt too far before it applies the brakes to prevent a crash.

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

Honda dealers will update the system’s software free of charge. Owners will be notified starting in mid-May.

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and 2013 Acura RDX vehicles.

Report Receipt Date: APR 15, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V143000

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 204,169

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

If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2013.

Honda’s campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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

Report Receipt Date: APR 11, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V132000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 561,422

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

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

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

Honda’s recall campaign number is S95. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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

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

No injuries have been reported related to the problem.

The recall for air bags made by Japan’s Takata Corp. affects other automakers including non-Japanese manufacturers, Takata spokeswoman Akiko Watanabe said Thursday. She declined to give details.

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, with some 580,000 in North America, another 490,000 in Europe and 320,000 in Japan. Affected models include the Corolla, Tundra, Lexus SC, produced between November 2000 and March 2004.

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

The automaker suffered a blow to its reputation from a series of massive recalls in 2009 and 2010, including faulty braking, sticky gas pedals and defective floor mats, partly a reflection of how various models used the same parts to save costs. But the latest recall is affecting other major automakers as well.

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1.1 million vehicles. About 680,000 are in North America, 270,000 in Japan and 64,000 in Europe. The models include the Civic, CR-V and Odyssey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also affected under the same recall were the RX-8 and Mazda 6 at Mazda Motor Corp.

The Hiroshima-based automaker said 45,000 vehicles were recalled, including 4,000 in Japan. It did not give numbers for other regions, but said recalls will be announced in North America, Europe, China and other nations.

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Acura TSX vehicles

Report Receipt Date: MAR 15, 2013

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 76,253

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

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

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

Report Receipt Date: MAR 14, 2013

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC. TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 183,576

MARCH 2013 –Honda is recalling certain model year 2005 Pilot vehicles manufactured July 29, 2004, through August 29, 2005; model year 2005-2006 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 16, 2004, through September 22, 2005; and model year 2005 Acura RL vehicles manufactured March 1, 2004, through June 29, 2005. An electrical capacitor may have been damaged during the manufacturing of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) control module causing intermittent, automatic, minor brake application.

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

Owners will be notified and instructed to take their vehicles to a dealer of their respective brand. The dealer will install a partial wiring harness containing a capacitor for the VSA modulator, free of charge. The affected model year 2005 Pilots will have their ground connection tightened. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, April 12, 2013.

Honda owners may contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009, and select option 4 or go to www.recalls.honda.com; Acura owners may contact 1-800-382-2238, and select option 4, or go to www.recalls.acura.com. Honda’s recall campaign numbers are S87, S88, and S89. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEWS: Honda recalls 250,000 vehicles for braking problem

MARCH 2013 — Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide for brakes that can suddenly kick in even when the driver isn’t braking.

No crashes have been reported related to the defect.

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

More than 56,000 vehicles were recalled in Japan, affecting the Odyssey, Legend, StepWgn and Elysion models.

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 2013 — Honda Motor Co said it is recalling 777,000 late-model Pilot and Odyssey vehicles in the United States and Canada due to a problem with the deployment of driver’s side airbags, American Honda said on Friday.

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

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

Honda recalled 748,000 Pilots and Odysseys in the United States and another 29,000 in Canada.

The Pilot crossover vehicles recalled are from model years 2009 to 2013 and Odyssey minivans from model years 2011 to 2013.

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

Owners will be asked to bring their vehicles into dealerships for inspection and replacement of the driver’s side airbag if necessary.

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NEWS: Honda recalls 2003-2004 Pilot and Odyssey and 2003-2006 Acura MDX vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V573000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

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

The recall is expected to begin on, or about, February 7, 2013. Honda’s recall campaign numbers are S73 and S74. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. 12V573

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2012 Civic passenger vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V 548 000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2012. Honda’s campaign recall number is S69. 12V-548

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2012 CR-V vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V501000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER 2012 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 CR-V, equipped with the LX trim level and manufactured from August 30, 2012, to August 31, 2012. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567,Certification. The incorrect values for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, Gross Axle Weight Rating front and rear, tire size, and rim size were specified on the safety certification label. A misprinted label could lead to improper vehicle loading.

Improper loading could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will apply the corrective label free of charge. This recall began on November 6, 2012.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s recall campaign number is S62. 12V-501

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

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V486000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER 2012 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt. If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire.

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

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s campaign recall number is S61 12V-486

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Ridgeline vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V___000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

Without the proper passenger airbag indicator, the driver and other vehicle occupants may not be informed or aware that the front passenger airbag is off and will not deploy in a crash, thereby potentially increasing the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant that may have chosen to sit or been seated elsewhere in the vehicle if the correct indicator had been given. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger airbag indicator free of charge.

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

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

NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2007 – 2011 Element passenger vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V___000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

SEPTEMBER 2012 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated.

This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver’s intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

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

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

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DETROIT NEWS — July 19, 2012

JULY 2012 — Honda is recalling 172,200 small SUVs and cars in the U.S. because the doors may not close.

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

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

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

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Honda Civic vehicle s

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V256000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

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

Customers may 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. 12V-256

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

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V222000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

MAY 2012 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Acura TL vehicles. Prolonged under-hood and power steering fluid temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, resulting in cracks and power steering fluid leakage. If this occurs, power steering fluid can leak onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to smoke and possibly an under-hood fire. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose, free of charge.

The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, June 15, 2012. Honda’s recall campaign number is s39. Customers may 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. 12V-222

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

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V136000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

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

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain model year 2006 CR-V vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V124000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the production lot stamp on the passenger-side front lower arm and, if necessary, replace the lower arm, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about april 17, 2012. Honda’s recall campaign number is s33.

Customers may 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. 12V-124

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2008-2009 Odyssey vehicles

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

FEBRUARY 2012 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Odyssey vehicles, the gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the liftgate of vehicles equipped with a power liftgate system may be prone to early life failures due to a manufacturing flaw. The flaw can result in a leak of the pressurized gas, leading to reduced strut performance.

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2012 Pilot and Acura MDX vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V063000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

Honda will notify owners and dealers will inspect the vsf assembly date and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank assembly, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about March 13, 2012. Honda’s recall campaign number is s25 and s26. 12V-063

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NEWS: Honda is recalling certain 2011-2012 Ridgeline vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V025000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

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

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NEWS: Honda is recalling 2012 Accord and Crosstour vehicle s

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V030000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

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

Owners 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. 12V-030

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NEWS: Honda expands recall for Honda Odyssey for Front Suspension

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

DECEMBER 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2012, Odyssey vehicles manufactured from October 31, 2011, through November 30, 2011. The retention nut for the front right lower suspension damper bolt may not have been tightened to the proper torque, potentially allowing the nut to loosen.

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

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NEWS: Honda expands recall for Honda and Acura air bag defect

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 11V260000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

DECEMBER 2011 — In December 2011, this recall was expanded to include an additional 272,779 vehicles and 640 air bags sold as replacement parts. Because Honda is unable to ascertain on which vehicles the 604 replacement air bags were installed, an additional 603,241 vehicles are also being recalled. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,709,477.

This recall concerns certain vehicles falling within the following make, model, and model year populations, inclusive of this expansion: model year 2001-2002 Honda Accord, model year 2001-2003 Civic 2-door and 4-door model, model year 2002-2003 CR-V, model year 2001-2003 Odyssey, model year 2003 Acura CL, model year 2003 pilot and model year 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. This recall is related to a series of recalls on these vehicles in which Honda is replacing the inflators within the driver’s side air bag to address a defective condition.

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

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

The safety recall began on or about june 27, 2011. Owners of vehicles involved in the december 2011 expansion will be notified in december 2011. This safety recall campaign is related to recalls 08v-593, 09v-259, and 10v-041.

Owners 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. 11V-260

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NEWS: Honda recalls 304,035 cars globally for air bag defect

YAHOO NEWS — December 2, 2011 Honda Motor Co. announced today it has recalled 304,000 vehicles globally because they may contain defective air bags. The global recall affects some of Honda and Acura’s most popular models, including the Accord, Civic, Odyssey and Pilot, over concerns that the vehicles’ air bags could burst in a crash due to defective inflators, sending metal and plastic pieces flying and potentially causing injury or death.

Some 273,000 of the cars recalled are in the U.S. and Canada, Honda said.

The recall announced today by the Japanese automaker is the sixth recall since 2008 for the same problem, and brings the total number of cars recalled to nearly 2 million.

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

Earlier this year, Honda recalled nearly 700,000 vehicles in Asia and North America citing stalling engines.

Honda said there have been 20 accidents so far related to the air bag problem, including two deaths in the U.S. both in 2009.

The specific list of cars affected by Honda’s expanded recall includes: 2001 and 2002 Accord, 2001 to 2003 Civic, 2001 to 3003 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

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

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

If the switch melts, it will produce smoke and a fire could occur. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side power window switch assembly free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about October 5, 2011. 11V-456

SEPTEMBER 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 CR-Z passenger cars with manual transmissions, manufactured from January 8, 2010, through June 27, 2011. Should the engine stall while the brake pedal is not pressed, there is a possibility that the engine control unit (ECU) software may cause the electric motor of the hybrid system to move the vehicle unexpectedly in the opposite direction of the selected gear.

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

SEPTEMBER 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Pilot vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through August 30, 2011. There is a possibility that the stitching that secures the end of the driver and front passenger lap section of the seatbelt may be incomplete or missing. If the stitching is incomplete or missing, the seatbelt may detach from the anchor webbing, increasing the risk of personal injury in a crash.

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

DETROIT NEWS — September 9, 2011 Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 310,773 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the front seat belts due to problems with the belts’ stitching.

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

The automaker says that the driver- and front-passenger seat belts may have been manufactured improperly.

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

Honda says there have been no injuries because of the defects.

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

DETROIT NEWS — September 4, 2011 Honda Motor Co. said early Sunday it is recalling nearly 86,000 vehicles in two separate campaigns including one to address possible fire concerns .

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

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

The design of the power window master switch can allow residue from interior cleaners to accumulate, which can, over time with switch use, cause the electrical contacts to degrade and lead to a fire in the switch, the Japanese automaker said.

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

In April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded an investigation into the 2006 CR-V after the agency had received five reports alleging smoke and fire occurred inside the driver’s door. It received another 24 complains that didn’t include fires.

Separately, Honda will voluntarily recall 5,626 2011 CR-Z in the United States equipped with manual transmissions to update the software that controls the hybrid electric motor.

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

Honda will upgrade the software to correct the problem. No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.

Honda will begin notifying customers in September.

The automaker has reported two large recalls recently.

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

In May, Honda boosted a recall of vehicles for air bags that can deploy with too much pressure by 833,000. The recall was expanded to 2001-03 Honda and Acura models that might have the original driver’s air bag module replaced with an affected service part. Honda has now called back 1.6 million vehicles over the issue since 2008.

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

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

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NEWS: Honda to recall 1.5 million vehicles in US

YAHOO NEWS — August 4, 2011 Honda to recall 1.5 million vehicles in US

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

Honda said in a press release on its US site that the vehicles in the voluntary recall will include certain Accord, CR-V and Element models.

No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition, the statement said.

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

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

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

They said the affected Honda models are not sold in Japan.

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

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AUGUST 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Accord, 2007-2010 CR-V, and 2005-2008 Element passenger cars manufactured from July 1, 2004, through September 3, 2010. The outer race of the secondary shaft bearing may be broken during certain driving styles. A broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the malfunction indicator light to turn on, and allow contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing within the transmission.

This could result in a short circuit causing the engine to stall. Additionally, broken pieces of the outer race or ball bearing from the secondary shaft may become lodged in the parking pawl resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the gear selector in the park position. Engine stall and unexpected vehicle movement increases the risk of a crash or personal injury to persons within the path of a rolling vehicle.

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

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

The safety recall began on May 27, 2011. 11V-288

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

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

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

This safety recall campaign is related to recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, and 10V-041.

MARCH 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Honda Civic hybrid vehicles. There is a potential for the voltage converter that relays power from the integrated motor assist (IMA) system to the vehicle’s electrical components to fail. This failure will cause the headlights to turn off, the engine to stall, and prevent the vehicle from being restarted, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the voltageconverter free of charge. The safety recall began on March 25, 2011. 11V-106

MARCH 2011 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2011 Honda Civic vehicles. To prevent fuel from leaking out of a vehicle’s fuel tank into the evaporative emissions canister in the event a roll-over incident occurs, the fuel pump module is equipped with a roll over valve (ROV).

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

The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 11, 2011. 11V-176

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

Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper rod free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 14, 2011. 11V-180

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

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

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

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

Some of these vehicles contain replacement airbags that could contain the defect. Honda is looking for 2,430 replacement airbags that could contain the defect, but could not locate them all, leading to the large recall.

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

The number of vehicles affected now stands at 1.65 million, according to figures reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

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

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

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

The recall includes some 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic sedans, 2002 Odyssey minivans and 2002 and 2003 CR-V crossover vehicles. It also includes 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 3.2 CL vehicles.

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

There is a potential failure with the driver and front-passenger door power windows in the affected 2011 models in which the window may come off the track and become inoperative or drop into the door, according to a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

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

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

Earlier this month, Honda recalled more than 33,000 2011 Odyssey minivans due to a possible windshield wiper defect.

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

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

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

No injuries or accidents have been reported in relation to the problem, which affects 2006 and 2007 models.

It comes two weeks after Honda said it was recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles worldwide due to defective parts that could stall the engine and cause problems restarting in certain models.

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

Toyota became mired in crisis when it recalled nearly nine million vehicles between late 2009 and February last year due to brake and accelerator defects linked to deadly accidents that tarnished its image of reliability.

As criticism mounted of its slow response and bureaucratic inflexibility, Toyota tightened its recall policy and has pulled around 16 million units since late 2009 over a range of issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recalled are 167,000 vehicles in Japan, 156,000 in China, and 233,000 in the rest of Asia, Tokyo-based Honda said. About 122,000 cars are being recalled in North America.

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

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

DECEMBER 2010 – Honda is recalling model year 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles. Due to an error during installation of the wiring harness for the combination switch that controls low head beam function, the wires for the lower beam circuit were pulled tighter than intended.

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

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

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

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

The safety recall began on December 28, 2010. 10V-640

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

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

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

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

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

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NEWS: Honda recalling Passport SUVs over suspension

YAHOO NEWS — December 17, 2010 Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 35,000 Passport sport utility vehicles to inspect brackets on the rear suspension that could detach and lead to a crash.

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

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

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

Honda spokesman said the problem was not related to a similar recall involving Ford Windstar minivans. Ford has recalled more than 600,000 minivans in the U.S. and Canada this year over concerns the rear axle could break, affecting the vehicle’s handling.

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

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

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

Subject to the recall are Fit cars built at Honda’s Suzuka factory in Japan between November 2001 and October 2007. About 735,000 units will be recalled in Japan, where the Fit is the second most popular car behind Toyota Motor Corp’s Prius, excluding 660cc minivehicles.

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

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

The probes both opened after just three complaints are the latest examples of how federal safety regulators are opening more investigations into potential safety issues than in recent years and moving faster than in the past.

In the first, NHTSA is investigating 150,000 2006 Honda CR-V models after reports of melting or burning of the master power window switch and related electrical system wiring components. All three complaints alleged fires in the driver’s door related to the driver’s master power window switch.

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

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

In 2007, Kia Motors issued a technical service bulletin concerning incorrectly installed automatic transmission shift cables in certain model year 2006 and 2007 Kia Optima vehicles. The bulletin said that over time these cables can detach from the shifter assemblies’ dowel pins resulting in the inability to select or engage drive gears. NHTSA noted that difficulty engaging park may also occur.

Honda and Kia didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

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

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

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

The recall is expected to begin during December 2010. 10V-504

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

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

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

There have been no injuries or accidents tied to the problem.

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

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

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

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

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

The safety recall began on August 9, 2010. 10V-361

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

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

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

Honda on Monday announced the recall of 383,000 vehicles in the United States because of problems with the ignition which could allow drivers to remove their key when the vehicle is not in the park position.

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

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

The recall affects approximately 197,000 Accord and 117,000 Civic vehicles from the 2003 model year and roughly 69,000 Element vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years.

Honda last week recalled 585 Element vehicles from the 2010 model year to reset the automatic transmission shift cable.

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

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

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

Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will inspect the dashboard covering material and replace if necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on April 21, 2010. Honda’s recall campaign number is R34. 10V-145

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

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

MARCH 2010 – Honda has notified NHTSA of a defect in certain model year 2007 and 2008 Odyssey and Element passenger vehicles manufactured between July 28, 2006 and August 21, 2008. Air can enter the VSA modular pump during an initial self-check process that occurs shortly after each time the engine is started.It is possible for enough air to enter the system to result in a brake pedal that feels soft or lower to thefloor.

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

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

The recall includes 344,000 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The automaker is still preparing a list of affected vehicles. After April 19, owners can determine if their vehicles are being recalled by going to http://www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option number four.

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

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

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

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

The automaker called the repairs a customer satisfaction program and said it was not a full-fledged recall.

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FEBRUARY 2010 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles. Under severe condition, water may enter the driver’s window and reach the master power window switch. If the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result. An overheating switch can cause smoke, melting and fire. Dealers will inspect the switch and install a cover around the switch housing to prevent water from entering the switch.

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

FEBRUARY 2010 — Honda is recalling certain model year 2001-2002 Honda Accord and Civic, model year 2002 CR-V and Odyssey, model year 2002-2003 3.2TL and one vehicle for model year 2003 Honda Pilot, Civic and Acura 3.2CL passenger vehicles. The driver’s airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure. If an affected airbag deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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

Owners may contact. 10V-041

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

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

The campaign is expected to begin during March 2010. 10V-055

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

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

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

JANUARY 2010 – Honda is recalling certain model year Acura 2010 MDX vehicles manufactured between October 7, 2009 and November 14, 2009. A bolt used to attach an interior trim piece to either the driver’s or passenger’s side a-pillar may not have been installed during manufacturing. In the event of a crash resulting in side curtain air bag deployment, the trim piece may not remain properly secured to the a-pillar, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and/or front seat passenger.

Dealers will inspect the interior trim piece of the A-pillar and if a bolt is missing it will be installed free of charge. Four vehicles were purchased before the stop-sale was issued and all the vehicles have been inspected and repaired if necessary, an owner notification will not be issued for this campaign. 10V-002 NEWS: Honda recalls 440,000 cars for airbag risk

DETROIT (Reuters) – July 31, 2009 – Honda Motor Co said on Friday that it is recalling another 440,000 vehicles — including some of its best-selling Accord and Civic models — for a potentially lethal airbag defect.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 2009 — Honda is recalling 440,000 Model Year 2001 and 2002 Civic, Accord, and Acura vehicles. The driver’s airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure. If an affected airbag deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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

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

FEBRUARY 2009 — Honda is recalling 421 MY 2009 Odyssey vehicles. During assembly, incorrect front brake hoses were installed. The brake hose can contact the caliper bolt and over time a hole may develop which will allow brake fluid to leak. This would eventually result in reduced brake system performance.

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

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. 09V-057

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

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

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

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

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

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

The recall is expected to begin on or about June 17, 2008. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-060, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V169

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

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

FEBRUARY 2008 — Honda is recalling 129,600 MY 2004-2005 Acura TL vehicles. If water enters the windshield wiper motor breather port, which is designed to allow the motor to vent warm air during normal operation, it can result in corrosion inside the motor housing. This could cause a failure of the electrical circuit breaker inside the motor housing.

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

If signs of corrosion damage are observed on the wiper motor, the motor will be replaced, and the breather tube and foam tape will also be installed to prevent water intrusion on the new wiper motor. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. This recall was the subject of a Preliminary Evaluation, PE07-060, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V092

DECEMBER 2007 — Honda is recalling 43,200 MY 2005-2008 Acura RL passenger vehicles. Prolonged high under-hood temperatures may cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely causing the hose to crack and leak power steering fluid. Power steering fluid leaking onto a hot catalytic converter will generate smoke and possibly lead to an under-hood fire. Dealers will install a new heat resistant power steering hose.

The recall is expected to begin during January 17, 2007. 07V-551

DECEMBER 2007 — Honda is recalling 34,300 MY 2007-2008 Fit vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The wire harness for the occupant detection system (ODS) and the occupant position detection system (OPDS) is routed underneath the carpet on the driver’s side floorboard.

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

In the event of a crash, a deploying front passenger air bag or front passenger’s side air bag will increase the risk of injury to small or out-of-position occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the wire harness. The recall is expected to begin during January 2008. 07V-549

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

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

A followup letter will be mailed during January 2008. 07V542

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

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

The recall began on September 25, 2007. 07V399

AUGUST 2007 — Honda is recalling 19,904 MY 2006 Civic sedan and hybrid vehicles. During assembly, the telescopic steering column mechanism may have been over-lubricated with silicone grease. Over time, some of this extra grease may drip on the brake light switch causing the switch to fail.

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

The recall is expected to begin during October 2007. 07V402

AUGUST 2007 — Honda is recalling 744 MY 2008 Acura RDX vehicles for failing conform to the requirements of Part 567, ‘Certification.’ Incorrect certification labels were applied to these vehicles. Some certification labels may not contain the required tire and rim size information. Dealers will remove the incorrect label and install the correct label.

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

NEWS: Honda recalling 34,300 Fit subcompacts

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

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

Honda will replace the wiring harness.

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

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

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

This will increase the risk of injury to small or out-of-position occupants, NHTSA reported on its Web site.

The recall covers Honda Fits sold or registered in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

NEWS: Honda recalling 353,000 Accord sedans

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo News — April 17, 2008 — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 353,000 Accord sedans over possible corrosion in the windshield wiper motor.

Honda said Wednesday the recall involves Accords from the 2003 model year. The automaker says water could enter an area near the windshield wiper motor and cause corrosion.

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

No injuries or crashes have been attributed to the wiper problem.

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

NEWS: Honda Recalls Acura TL Sports Sedans for Fire Hazard

Some TLs also recalled to fix windshield wiper

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

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

Honda and Acura dealers will install a “new heat resistant power steering hose free of charge,” according to NHTSA.

Wipers

Honda is also recalling 129,600 2004 to 2005 Acura TL sports sedans because the windshield wipers can fail.

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

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

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

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

NEWS: Honda Recalls 43,200 Acuras Over Fire Risk From Hose

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

The recall by Tokyo-based Honda affects 2005-2008 models, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which posted the information yesterday on its Web site.

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

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

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

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