2003 Honda Accord, 2003 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Honda Element Recall


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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HONDA / ACCORD 2003
HONDA / CIVIC 2003
HONDA / ELEMENT 2003-2004
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr's Report Date: AUG 04, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V364000
NHTSA Action Number: EA09001

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 384220

Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

Remedy: 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. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: HONDA SAFETY RECALL NO. R44. 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.

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