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 1998 Acura NSX 2dr NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Auto

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MSRP: $88,000
Invoice: $76,850

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas V6 /3.0L/181
Transmission: Automatic w/OD,
Door/Body Style: /2 Door Open Top
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $88,000
  • Invoice Price: $76,850
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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  • Basic (Mileage):  
  • Powertrain (Month):  
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 3.0L DOHC PGM-FI 24 valve V6 engine
  • Direct ignition system
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control system (VTEC)
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas V6
  • Displacement (CC): 3.0L/181
  • Fuel System: PGM-FI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 252 @ 6600
  • Torque @ RPM: 210 @ 5300

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 59.4
  • Track Rear: 60.2
  • Ground Clearance (in): 4.6
  • Overall Length (in): 174.2
  • Overall Width (in): 46.1
  • Wheelbase (in): 99.6
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 2
  • Headroom front (in): 36.3
  • Hip room front (in): 53.8
  • Leg room front (in): 44.3
  • Shoulder room front (in): 52.5

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Body-integrated rear spoiler w/LED stoplight
    • Retractable projector beam headlamps
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Automatic climate control
    • Rear window defroster
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • Acura/Bose ETR AM/FM cassette stereo w/FM diversity antenna
    • Prewired for CD changer
    • Pwr antenna
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise control
    • Full analog instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp/oil pressure gauges, fuel gauge, voltmeter
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 16" X 7.0 aluminum alloy front wheels
    • 17" X 8.5 aluminum alloy rear wheels
    • 215/45ZR16 high performance front tires
    • 245/40ZR17 high performance rear tires
    • Transverse midship engine/rear wheel drive
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Dual pwr door mirrors
    • Green-tinted heat-rejecting glass
    • Pwr windows
    • Side window defoggers
    • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • 3-point seatbelts
  • Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Anti-Theft
  • Pwr door locks
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system w/immobilizer
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Pwr-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Traction control system (TCS)

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    Crash Test Data for 1998 Acura

    Acura Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
    Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
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    Service Bulletins for 1998 Acura

    1998 ACURA
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING THE OIL PUMP O-RING FOR 1998 AND 1999 2.3CL MODELS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011000
    SUBJECT REGARDING SPARK PLUG ERROR IN 2.3CL S/M SCHEDULE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 080101
    CUSTOMER MAY CONPLAIN THAT THE VEHICLE ROLLS BACKWARDS ON HILL AFTER RELEASING BRAKES. NLM
    Bulletin Number: 090199
    VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1456 CAUSED BY A LOOSE OR MISSING AND / OR INCORRECT FUEL FILL CAP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 230498
    INFORMATION ON CL KEYLESS REMOTE CUSTOMER FEEDBACK SURVEY.*TT
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ROLLS BACKWARD ON HILLS AFTER RELEASING BRAKES. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE CL SECURITY SYSTEM LAST TRIPPED SENSOR MEMORY. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 90009
    SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 90009
    SERVICE BULLETING REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 97111887015
    INFORMATION REGARDING ALL ACURA RADIOS, CD PLAYERS, TAPE PLAYERS, AND CD CHANGERS, BOTH IN WARRANTY AND OUT OF WARRANTY. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 97111897025
    EXPERIENCING A SQUEAL WHEN YOU LIGHTLY DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98021398-123
    SUBJECT ON WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLE BREAKAGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98027
    EXPERIENCING A KNOCKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98033
    HOMELINK TRANSMITTER RANGE IS TOO SHORT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98034
    SECURITY HORN SOUNDS WEAK. *YC
    1998 ACURA CL
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING THE OIL PUMP O-RING FOR 1998 AND 1999 2.3CL MODELS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01022
    CONCERNS WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 010302
    SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKS IN COLD WEATHER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01041
    V6 ENGINE OIL LEAKS. *JB THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 01-041, DATED 10/29/2001. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011000
    SUBJECT REGARDING P1259 AFTER BARE BLOCK REPLACEMENT FOR 2001 3.2CL, 2001 MDX, 1999 - 2001 3.2TL AND 1997 - 1999 3.0CL MODEL VEHICLES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011001
    INFORMATION ON WARRANTY EXTENSION ON EGR SYSTEM CLOGGING.*JB
    Bulletin Number: 01162005
    P1706 A/T SWITCH SHORT OR OPEN. *EH
    Bulletin Number: 03001
    MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMES ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1457 EVAP BYPASS SOLENOID VALVE FAILURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 03034
    SAFETY RECALL: IGNITION SWITCH KEY INTERLOCK. *TT THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES 03/034, DATED 01/15/2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 04012004
    DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 040700
    INFORMATION REGARDING A PROBLEM WITH THE MECHANICAL PART OF THE WINDOW REGULATOR ON CL VEHICLES AFTER THE FOLLOWING VIN: 1998 3.0 CL, 19UYA2--WL004819, 1998 2.3 CL, 19UYA--WL005233 OR ANY 1999 CL. *MR
    Bulletin Number: 060199
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF FAST OR EARLY UPSHIFTS, SHIFT HARSHNESS, DELAY FLARING OR SLIPPAGE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 080101
    SUBJECT ON SECURITY SYSTEM LAST TRIPPED SENSOR MEMORY. NLM
    Bulletin Number: 090105
    HOMELINK WON'T PROGRAM WITH AFTERMARKET REMOTES. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 090199
    SERVICE MANUAL REVISION MADE TO SHOW 5W-30 MOTOR OIL BEING USED IN THE TIMING BELT AUTO-TENSIONER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 091203
    LETTER TO SERVICE MANAGER REGARDING IGNITION SWITCH RECALL CAMPAIGN. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING CRANKS, WON'T START WITH TYPE II IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    RECONNECTING ACCESSORIES AFTER IGNITION SWITCH RECALL. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    SUBJECT REGARDING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102703
    RECALL CAMPAIGN FOR CERTAIN CLS AND TLS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO ALL SALES, SERVICE AND PARTS MANAGERS. THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY AND PREVENT PROPER INTERLOCK OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITIO
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1102
    THE HOMELINK SYSTEM MAY HAVE TEST INFORMATION STORED IN MEMORY THAT MUST BE ERASED BEFORE IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 1202
    STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 302
    SOME 2000 MDX MODELS AS WELL AS OTHER MODELS MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING AT HIGH ENGINE SPEED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING THE CL SECURITY SYSTEM LAST TRIPPED SENSOR MEMORY. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 96-021
    CONDITION WITH MOONROOF SEAL STICKS UP. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 97006
    CONDITION WITH DRIVER'S SEAT WALK-IN FEATURE IS INOPERATIVE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98019
    TOO MUCH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE WINDOW GUIDE PIN AND REAR CHANNEL GUIDE CAUSING, RATTLE FROM A PARTIALLY OPEN WINDOW WHEN DRIVING ON A ROUGH ROAD. YD
    Bulletin Number: 98033
    HOMELINK TRANSMITTER RANGE IS TOO SHORT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98124
    EXPERIENCING PAINT PEELING FROM BUMPER. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 981301
    INVESTIGATING THE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM REMOTES THAT INTERMITTENTLY WILL NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK THE DOORS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 99001
    SERVICE BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING POWER WINDOWS THAT DO NOT WORK. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99001
    PROCEDURES ON REPAIRING INOPERATIVE POWER WINDOW. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99002
    SUBJECT REGARDING POWER SEAT MAKING A GROWLING OR RATTLING NOISE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99011
    CONCERNS WITH REMOTE AUDIO SWITCHES NOT WORKING PROPERLY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99018
    SOME VEHICLES BUILT WITHIN VIN 19UYA2 ... XL005044 AND 19UYA2 ... XL005158 MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INIDCATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW) IS SET. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99045
    PRODUCT UPDATE CAMPAIGN ON REPLACING PCV HOSE ROUTING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99045
    INFORMATION REGARDING EGR PORT CLOGGING. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 99045
    SUBJECT REGARDING WARRANTY EXTENSION ON EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION PORT CLOGGING. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 991001
    BRIEF INFORMATION ON REPLACING A LEAKY TORQUE CONVERTER SEAL. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B99-040
    "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI
    1998 ACURA INTEGRA
    Bulletin Number: 00001
    A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE GUIDE CHANNEL COVER COMES LOOSE FROM THE WINDOW GUIDE CHANNEL ON 3-DOOR VEHICLES FROM VIN JH4DC2 ... YS000001 THRU JH4DC2 ... YS002822 AND FROM VIN JH4DC4 ... YS000001 THRU JH4DC4 ... YS006740. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 00028
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0740, LOCK-UP CLUTCH DOES NOT ENGAGE, STORED IN THE TCM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01005
    INFORMATION REGARDING NOISE FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 01005
    THIS BULLETIN ADDRESSES NOISE CONDITION FROM THE POWER STEERING PUMP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING VEHICLES WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON INTERMITTENTLY AND MISFIRE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES STORED WITHOUT AN ENGINE PERFORMANCE PROBLEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010202
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0172 WITH WRONG INJECTORS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01062001
    SUBJECT REGARDING ABOUT VEHICLE CRANKS WON'T START. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 011001
    INFORMATION REGARDING MISFIRE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 011101
    INFORMATION REGARDING DRIVETRAIN RATTLE WHILE LIGHTLY ACCELERATING IN 5TH GEAR. *YH
    Bulletin Number: 02012
    SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING FLUID SEEPAGE FROM THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINER FOR MODELS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 02012004
    AIRBAG ON OFF SWITCH. *EH
    Bulletin Number: 03029
    BRAKE SYSTEM INDICATOR COMES ON AND GOES OFF. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 031400
    CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS OF HEADLIGHT FOGGED (CONDENSATION). **MR
    Bulletin Number: 060103
    INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE'S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0172 AFTER INJECTOR REPLACEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 104
    AIRBAG ON/OFF SWITCH APPLICATION CHART. ACURA. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 302
    SOME 2000 MDX MODELS AS WELL AS OTHER MODELS MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING AT HIGH ENGINE SPEED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ALL MODELS ,EXCEPT SLX, -DTCP0740, LOCK-UP SYSTEM ERROR. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 901
    SUBJECT REGARDING CLUTCH FRICTION DISC RATTLE NOISE BETWEEN 2000 AND 2500 RPM. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 903
    HARD TO ENGAGE 1ST GEAR, GRINDS INTO REVERSE. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 97112597043
    CONCERNS WITH ALLOY WHEEL CENTER CAP MISSING. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98014
    CONDITIONS WITH MIL "ON" AND P1706 (DTC 6) IS SET. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98025
    A TICKING OR RATTLING NOISE IS HARD FROM THE PASSENGER'S SUN VISOR WHILE DRIVING. *YC
    Bulletin Number: B020014
    PARTS INFORMATION REGARDING CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER FOR MODELS WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B99-040
    "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI
    1998 ACURA NSX
    Bulletin Number: 00013
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM, TYPE 1. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    INFORMATION ON REPLACING SEAT BELT TENSIONERS AFTER DEPLOYMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    SUBJECT PERTAINS TO HONING FIBER REINFORCED M ETAL (FRM) CYLINDERS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010901
    INFORMATION REGARDING ENGINE DIES WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS RELEASED.*JB
    Bulletin Number: 05012004
    AUDIO UNIT AND NAVI ANTI-THEFT CODES AVAILABLE ON IN. ACURA SERVICENEWS. MAY 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 060103
    INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE'S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 07012005
    SPEEDOMETER SHOPS CAN TRANSFER ODOMETER MILEAGE. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 090103
    SPARE TIRE INSPECTION. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1205
    TRANSMISSION GRINDS AT SHIFTS, SKIP SHIFTING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 160801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 302
    SOME 2000 MDX MODELS AS WELL AS OTHER MODELS MAY EXHIBIT BRIEF HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING AT HIGH ENGINE SPEED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 802
    INFORMATION ON TIGHTENING BOLTS USING TORQUE AND ANGLE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 903
    HARD TO ENGAGE 1ST GEAR, GRINDS INTO REVERSE. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98018
    A SNAP OR CREAK COMING FROM THE REAR PILLAR IN THE AREA OF THE SEAT BELT POCKET. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98026
    PRODUCT UPDATE INFORMATION ON ENGINE CONTROL MODULE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B99-040
    "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI
    1998 ACURA RL
    Bulletin Number: 00005
    SOME VEHICLES FROM VIN JH4KA9 ... YC000001 THRU JH4KA9 ... YC005649 MAY EXHIBIT RATTLE TYPE NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE MOONROOF WHILE DRIVING OVER ROUGH OR BUMPY ROADS WITH THE SUNSHADE OPEN. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 00013
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM, TYPE 1. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 00025
    DEFORMED WINDSHIELD MOLDING. *EH
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    INFORMATION ON REPLACING SEAT BELT TENSIONERS AFTER DEPLOYMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    TECH LINE SUMMARY REGARDING THE INTERMITTENT WIPER FEATURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010101
    BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING BLANK NAVIGATION DISPLAY CONDITION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010102
    INFORMATION ON RESETTING THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP DISPLAY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    INFORMATION ON PROGRAMMING THE IMMOBILIZER KEYS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010200
    CONCERNS WITH TRIP ODOMETER READING - - -. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010201
    INFORMATION ON TROUBLESHOOTING REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSIONS EXHIBITING A HUMMING, BUZZING, OR WHISTLING SOUND THAT CHANGES TONE IN DIFFERENT GEARS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010201
    SUBJECT REGARDING CURRENT VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WIPERS SPEED SENSITIVE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010202
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1106. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010301
    INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXHIBITING A TRIP ODOMETER THAT DISPLAYS THREE DASHE (- - -). *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010302
    SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKS IN COLD WEATHER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010901
    INFORMATION REGARDING ENGINE DIES WHEN THE IGNITION KEY IS RELEASED.*JB
    Bulletin Number: 011000
    SUBJECT REGARDING OCCUPANT POSITION DETECTION SENSOR (OPDS) UNIT LOCATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 02004
    SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING SHIFT SHOCK, JUDDER, OR CLUNK NOISE DURING 1ST TO 2ND UPSHIFT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 04012004
    NAVI HDDS REPLACED WITH FLASH MEMORY CARDS. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 04012004
    DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 04012004
    SRS INDICATOR ON AFTER BODY SHOP REPAIR. CHECK FOR SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. ACURA SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 05012004
    AUDIO UNIT AND NAVI ANTI-THEFT CODES AVAILABLE ON IN. ACURA SERVICENEWS. MAY 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 060103
    INFORMATION ON FINDING A VEHICLE'S EMISSION TYPE OR GROUP. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 066
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF 1 - 2 SHIFT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 07012005
    SPEEDOMETER SHOPS CAN TRANSFER ODOMETER MILEAGE. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 090103
    TIRE NOISE AND/OR WIND NOISE CAN MASQUERADE AS A PROBLEM WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION GEARS. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 09012002
    BUFFETING NOISE WITH REAR WINDOW(S) OPEN. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 100102
    POOR AIR CONDITIONER COOLING ON HARD ACCELERATION. ACURA SERVICENEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    KEYLESS REMOTE TRANSMITTER INOPERATIVE, . CHECK KEYLESS, CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY REMINDER BEEPER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING KEYLESS REMOTE SYSTEM. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1003
    TESTING BRAKE FLUID FOR PETROLEUM CONTAMINATION. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2003 AND 2004 NSX AND 2004 RSX. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 100598
    E-MAIL INFORMATION REGARDING NON-SAFETY RELATED PROBLEMS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    SUBJECT REGARDING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1106, BARO SENSOR RANGE, PERFORMANCE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    INFORMATION ON TROUBLESHOOTING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1705, P1768, P0753, P0758. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 107
    INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 6-7 AND / OR 7-2 INTERNAL FAILURE OF SRS UNIT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    CEILING LIGHT, IGNITION KEY BEEPER FOIL KEYLESS ENTRY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1102
    THE HOMELINK SYSTEM MAY HAVE TEST INFORMATION STORED IN MEMORY THAT MUST BE ERASED BEFORE IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 1102
    ODOMETER ACCURACY. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 1202
    STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 160801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 505
    CRANKS WON'T START, IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 701
    SUBJECT REGARDING WITH NAVIGATION SKYSTEM - REAR WINDOW TINT APPLICATION TIPS. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 704
    NAVIGATION SYSTEM WON'T MAP MATCH OR GETS LOST. ACURA TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 801
    SUBJECT REGARDING ENGINE STARTS AND DIES WHEN IGNITION IS RELEASED. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 901
    SUBJECT REGARDING DRIVER'S POWER WINDOW AUTO-DOWN INOPERATIVE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 96025
    INFORMATION ON THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM COMPONENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 97019
    CONDITIONS WITH POWER WINDOW(S) NOT GOING DOWN. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98-012
    EXPERIENCING SHIFT SHOCK, JUDDER, OR NOISE DURING 1ST TO 2ND UPSHIFT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98027
    CONCERNS WITH KNOCKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 98028
    SECURITY SYSTEM SOUNDS INTERMITTENTLY. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98028
    SUBJECT REGARDING INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 98032
    WHEN COMING TO A STOP AT LOW SPEED, THE FRONT BRAKES MAKE A LOW, GROANING NOISE, AND THE VEHICLE VIBRATES ON VEHICLES WITH VIN #S JH4KA9 THRU WC007071. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98-454
    INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1-2 COMPLAINTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 99006
    CONCERNS WITH POWER WINDOW(S) NOT GOING DOWN. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99008
    INFORMATION ON THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM LOCKING UP OR RESETTING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99014
    CONCERNS WITH ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOG LIGHTS NOT WORKING WHEN YOU TURN THEM ON. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99025
    CONCERNS WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0133 OR P0153 STORED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99025
    INFORMATION ON MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0133 OR P0153.*JB
    Bulletin Number: 99026
    SUBJECT REGARDING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1106 STORED ON VEHICLES WITHIN VIN JH4KA9...WC009607. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99027
    SOME VEHICLES BUILTH WITHIN VIN JH4KA9 ... XC008991 MAY EXHIBIT WIND NOISE FROM THE CENTER OF THE DASHBOARD. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99030
    EXPERIENCING A HUMMING NOISE THAT LASTS 2 OR 3 SECONDS COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD AREA IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING A COLD ENGINE ON VEHICLES BUILT WITHIN VIN JH4KA9 ... XC010228. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B05-018
    SERVICE BULLETIN - NAVIGATION SYSTEM INFORMATION.
    Bulletin Number: B990009
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM WARRANTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B990012
    INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOG LIGHT BULB AND SOCKET SET TO REPLACE FAULTY SOCKETS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B99-040
    "SERVICE BULLETIN - THIS BULLETIN UPDATES THE TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES FOR DTC P1456 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE [FUEL TANK SYSTEM]) AND DTC P1457 (EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM LEAKAGE[EVAP CANISTER SYSTEM]). DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, THERE ARE TW
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI
    1998 ACURA SLX
    Bulletin Number: 00006
    A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE STATIC FROM THE SPEAKERS WHILE ADJUSTING THE POWER MIRRORS WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE RADIO ON. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01035
    INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAIN CASE OIL PAN PLUG LEAKS. *JB
    Bulletin Number: 010702
    THIS ARTICLE MENTIONS THERE IS NO T ON REPLACEMENT TOP PISTON RINGS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1003
    SHIFT SOLENOID IDENTIFICATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 402
    SUBJECT REGARDING REPLACEMENT TOP PISTON RING MARKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 99004
    CONDITIONS ON MUFFLER RATTLING ABOVE 3,000 RPM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: B020010
    SUBJECT REGARDING TRANSMISSION DRAIN PLUG LEAKING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID. *JG
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI
    Bulletin Number: Service Bulletin
    Service bulletin - The MIL comes on and DTC P1441 (EVAP system flow during non-purge) is set. The PCM software does not compensate for signal variation in the fuel tank pressure sensor when fuel sloshes in a nearly full fuel tank.
    1998 ACURA TL
    Bulletin Number: 00007
    EXPERIENCING GROWLING OR WHINING FROM ONE OR BOTH OF THE REAR WHEELS WHEN DRIVING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010302
    SUBJECT REGARDING FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKS IN COLD WEATHER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 02012004
    AIRBAG ON OFF SWITCH. *EH
    Bulletin Number: 04012004
    DON'T TEST-DRIVE WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP OR D INDICATOR ON. ACURA. SERVICENEWS. APRIL 2004. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 066
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF 1 - 2 SHIFT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 091203
    LETTER TO SERVICE MANAGER REGARDING IGNITION SWITCH RECALL CAMPAIGN. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 5-1 THROUGH 8-3, INTERNAL SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM UNIT FAILURE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 1001
    SUBJECT REGARDING PGM TESTER SOFTWARE VERSION SN200. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    A/C COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    INTERMITTENT SRA DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1-1 TO 1-5, DRIVER'S AIRBAG INFLATOR CIRCUIT. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1002
    CLEARING ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    INFORMATION ON TROUBLESHOOTING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1705, P1768, P0753, P0758. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 102
    SUBJECT REGARDING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 104
    AIRBAG ON/OFF SWITCH APPLICATION CHART. ACURA. TECH LINE SUMMARY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 110102
    AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) COMPRESSOR CONTROL LOGIC. ACURA SERVICE NEWS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 1102
    TROUBLESHOOTING ABS OR TCS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 51 AND/OR 53. *NM
    Bulletin Number: 97-025
    COMPLAINTS OF BRAKE SQUEAL WHEN YOU LIGHTLY DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 98-454
    INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 1-2 COMPLAINTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 99025
    INFORMATION ON MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0133 OR P0153.*JB
    Bulletin Number: 99025
    CONCERNS WITH THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0133 OR P0153 STORED. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 991001
    BRIEF INFORMATION REGARDING STARTER MOTOR REPLACEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: SB-0708
    ACURA: THERE ARE GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING: TIRE PRESSURE VALVE STEM INSTALLATION, TRAILER STABILITY MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON, ENGINE OIL APPLICATION GUIDE, NEW SOFTWARE, NEW TRANSMISSION FLUID, NOTCHY STEERI

     

    Recalls for 1998 Acura

    1998 ACURA CL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:04/28/1997 - 08/25/1998
    Potential Units Affected:1000000

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN SEDANS, COUPES, HATCHBACKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN DEGRADE DUE TO THE HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT PASSING THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.

    Consequence:

    WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 14, 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 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
    1998 ACURA CL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:10/22/1997 - 01/07/1998
    Potential Units Affected:33966

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES (HONDA ACCORD SEDANS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 18, 1997 TO JANUARY 10, 1998; COUPES MANUFACTURED DECEMBER 11, DECEMBER 15, 1997, AND JANUARY 5, 1998; ACURA 2.3CL MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 22, 1997 THROUGH JANUARY 7, 1998). DURING MANUFACTURING, THE CASTING DIE CAUSED AN IRREGULARITY IN THE RIGHT-SIDE TRANSMISSION COVER. THIS IRREGULARITY CAN LIMIT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PARKING PAWL ACTUATION LEVEL AND PREVENT ADEQUATE ENGAGEMENT OF THE PARKING GEAR PAWL. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION."

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO ROLL DOWN AN INCLINE WHEN THE TRANSMISSION IS LOCKED IN "PARK," INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A COLLAR ON THE TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL TO ENSURE PROPER MOVEMENT OF THE ACTUATION LEVER.
    1998 ACURA CL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:04/28/1997 - 09/09/1997
    Potential Units Affected:124875

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.
    1998 ACURA CL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:08/05/1997 - 08/21/1998
    Potential Units Affected:563861

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY WEAR EXCESSIVELY AND PREVENT PROPER INTERLOCK OPERATION, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO "PARK."

    Consequence:

    IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT SHIFT TO "PARK" BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL PERFORM AN INSPECTION PROCEDURE THAT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF CYLINDER BODY WEAR. IF SIGNIFICANT WEAR IS INDICATED, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE CYLINDER BODY, COLLAR, AND LATCH PLATE. IF NO SIGNS OF WEAR ARE INDICATED, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LATCH PLATE WITH A REDESIGNED PART. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 8, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
    1998 ACURA RL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:09/16/1997 - 02/21/1998
    Potential Units Affected:124875

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.
    1998 ACURA RL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:09/15/1997 - 07/31/1998
    Potential Units Affected:96518

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A TRANSMISSION CASE BOLT CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT ALLOWING THE TRANSMISSION TO DISENGAGE FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL.

    Consequence:

    THE VEHICLE COULD LOSE POWER TO THE DRIVE WHEELS WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO THE PARK POSITION WOULD NOT LOCK THE WHEELS, AND A PARKED VEHICLE COULD MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT SET.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED BOLT.
    1998 ACURA SLX
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
    Manufacturer:ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Manufacture Dates:09/01/1997 - 01/31/1998
    Potential Units Affected:3062

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE TRANSFER GEARBOX FLANGE NUTS WERE NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, CAUSING THE NUTS TO LOOSEN.

    Consequence:

    IF THE FLANGE NUTS LOOSEN, THE PROPELLER SHAFT CAN SEPARATE, RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPEATIVE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT FRONT AND REAR FLANGE NUTS AND, IF FOUND LOOSE, TIGHTEN TO SPECIFIED TORQUE AND SECURED STAKED AT TWO PLACES.
    1998 ACURA TL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:08/19/1997 - 02/20/1998
    Potential Units Affected:124875

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.
    1998 ACURA TL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    Manufacturer:AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.
    Manufacture Dates:08/19/1997 - 04/16/1998
    Potential Units Affected:96518

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A TRANSMISSION CASE BOLT CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT ALLOWING THE TRANSMISSION TO DISENGAGE FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL.

    Consequence:

    THE VEHICLE COULD LOSE POWER TO THE DRIVE WHEELS WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO THE PARK POSITION WOULD NOT LOCK THE WHEELS, AND A PARKED VEHICLE COULD MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT SET.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED BOLT.

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