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  NHTSA Recall 01V380000

NHTSA Campaign Id 01V380000; Date: Dec. 13, 2001

The rear seat belts will work properly and provide protection in a crash, but the owner may experience difficulty unfastening the belt after the crash.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

2000 Honda Accord 2001 Honda Accord 2000 Honda Civic 2001 Honda Civic

Component: Seat Belts:front:buckle Assembly

Manufactured by: American Honda Motor Co.

Affected Units:: 16,459

icon3 Recall Summary:

Vehicle description: certain sedans and coupes fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies. " certain rear seat belt buckles were improperly manufactured.

icon2 How to Fix:

Dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the seat belt assemblies that were improperly manufactured. Only buckles that are marked (on the back side of the buckle) with an assembly number beginning with 00185, 00186, or 00187, will be replaced. Owners should contact their dealer for this replacement. Owner notification began January 22, 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.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Jan 22, 2002

Also see:

All recalls of Honda vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.