NHTSA Campaign Id 02V226000; Date: Aug. 28, 2002
If the timing belt breaks, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
2003 Acura CL; 2002 Acura MDX; 2003 Acura TL; 2002 Honda Accord; 2002 Honda Odyssey; 2003 Honda Pilot
Component: Engine And Engine Cooling:engine
Manufactured by: American Honda Motor Co.
Affected Units:: 17,551
On certain minivans, sedans, coupes, and sport utility vehicles equipped with v6 engines, a timing belt tensioner pulley on the water pump is misaligned and could cause the timing belt to contact a bolt on the cylinder head. Eventually the belt could be damaged and fail.
Dealers will inspect the water pump and if it is one of the defective pumps, the water pump and timing belt will be replaced. Owner notification began August 30, 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.
Also, customers can 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: Aug 30, 2002Also see: