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Recall of Acura vehicles (02V226000)

Date Owner notified by MFR Aug 30, 2002
Date: Received Date: Aug. 28, 2002;   Recorded Date: Aug. 28, 2002;  
Campaign Id: 02V226000
Recalled Vehicles: 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 Vehicles: 17,551
Recall Summary: 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.
Consequence: If the timing belt breaks, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix: 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.
Recall Notes: Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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