Recalled: Honda Passport; Izusu Rodeo, Axion

Recalls

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V213001
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:PASSENGER RESTRAINTS:AIR BAG:FRONTAL:PASSENGER
Manufacturer:  AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.

Year: 2001 Make: HONDA TRUCK Model: PASSPORT Recall Date: 08/09/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5
Manufactured: 11/2000 - 03/2001
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULES WERE MANUFACTURED AND SHIPPED WITHOUT A NECESSARY COMPONENT KNOWN AS A CHECK VALVE PIN.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIR BAG WILL NOT INFLATE PROPERLY OR SUFFICIENTLY RESULTING IN AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 7, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V209000
Component:  SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:  ELECTRIC TRANSIT, INC.

Year: 1998 Make: ETI Model: 14 TRE Recall Date: 08/09/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 57
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN ELECTRIC TROLLEY BUSES, THE VERTICAL WELD ON LOWER SPRING PAD ON THE REAR AXLE CAN FAIL.
Consequence Summary:
THE REAR AXLE AND SUSPENSION CAN BECOME WEAK IF ALL WELDS FAIL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL "CORNER SPACES" BETWEEN THE SADDLE BRACKET AND THE LOWER SPRING PADS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ETI AT 1-410-638-3472.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V200000
Component:  STRUCTURE:DOOR ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:  IC CORPORATION

Year: 2001 Make: AMTRAN Model: RE Recall Date: 08/09/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1689
Manufactured: 01/2001 - 05/2001
Defect Summary:
CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 221, "SCHOOL BUS BODY JOINT STRENGTH." THE ENTRANCE DOOR STEPWELL VERTICAL JOINTS WERE BUILT WITH AN INADEQUATE NUMBER OF FASTENERS.
Consequence Summary:
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS JOINT DURING A CRASH COULD BE REDUCED ALLOWING SEPARATION OF THE JOINTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN OPENING OR PROTRUSION OF METAL EDGES IN THE STEPWELL AREA, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Corrective Summary:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AND PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. ADDITIONAL FASTENERS WILL BE ADDED TO THE VERTICAL JOINTS OF THE STEPWELL. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 22, 2002. OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS AND PARTS WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT IC AT 1-800-843-5615.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:  02V213000
Component:  INTERIOR SYSTEMS:PASSENGER RESTRAINTS:AIR BAG:FRONTAL:PASSENGER
Manufacturer:  ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED

Year: 2002 Make: ISUZU TRUCK Model: AXIOM , RODEO Recall Date: 08/09/2002
Type of Report: Vehicle
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15
Manufactured: 01/2001 - 01/2001
Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULES WERE MANUFACTURED AND SHIPPED WITHOUT A NECESSARY COMPONENT KNOWN AS A CHECK VALVE PIN.
Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIR BAG WILL NOT INFLATE PROPERLY OR SUFFICIENTLY RESULTING IN AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 7, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ISUZU AT 1-800-643-4070.
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