Honda Recalls 1995-97 Accords to Fix Air Conditioner Wiring

16 September 1998

Honda Recalling Certain 1995-97 Accord Models
    TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 16 -- Honda is recalling certain
1995-97 Accord models to check the routing of the air conditioner wiring
harness and re-route or replace the harness if necessary, American Honda Motor
Co., Inc., announced today.
    The wiring harness may have been improperly routed during installation,
allowing some wires to rub against each other.  These wires may eventually
wear through, causing a short circuit.  In most cases this results in a blown
fuse, dead battery or malfunction of the air conditioner.  In some cases the
short circuit could cause the underhood wiring to overheat and smoke and in an
extreme case, an engine compartment fire may develop.
    There have been no deaths, injuries or accidents reported to American
Honda as a result of an improperly installed wiring harness.
    Approximately 968,000 4-cylinder LX, EX and SE Accord sedan, coupe and
station wagon models are affected.  The wires in about half of the recalled
models may have been improperly routed.  Accord DX and V6 models are not
affected as they have a different wiring harness.
    All recalled models will be inspected for proper harness routing.  Any
harness that was improperly routed will be inspected for damage and the
routing corrected.  If any wire insulation is worn through and the copper wire
exposed, the harness will be replaced.  Dealers will also install several
pieces of plastic tubing in each vehicle to protect the harness.
    Honda will begin sending letters of notification to owners in early
October.  Repairs to affected vehicles will be performed free of charge at
authorized Honda dealers.



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