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Accura Legend Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in February 2001 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly. The list identifies the make and model of the vehicle or equipment involved, with a brief description of the safety problem. NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 72 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed. NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.

American Honda Motor Company

Models: Acura Legend Years: 1991-1992

Number Involved: 47,158

Dates of Manufacture: September 1990 - August 1992

Defect: On certain sedan and coupe model vehicles equipped with a Bose audio system that had separate speaker amplifiers mounted behind the rear seat back, a transistor in the speaker amplifier could overheat, resulting in smoke or the possibility of a fire. Remedy: Dealers will replace the amplifier circuit boards. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 9, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Acura at 800-382-2238. [NHTSA Recall No. 01V053]