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.
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
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.
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.
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, 2002Also see: