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Recall of Acura vehicles (04V176000)

Date Owner notified by MFR Apr 27, 2004
Date: Received Date: Apr. 15, 2004;   Recorded Date: Apr. 20, 2004;  
Campaign Id: 04V176000
Recalled Vehicles: 2001 Acura CL,    2002 Acura CL,    2003 Acura CL,    2001 Acura MDX,    2002 Acura MDX,    2000 Acura TL,    2001 Acura TL,    2002 Acura TL,    2003 Acura TL,    2004 Acura TL,    2003 Honda Accord,    2004 Honda Accord,    2002 Honda Odyssey,    2003 Honda Odyssey,    2004 Honda Odyssey,    2003 Honda Pilot,    2004 Honda Pilot
Component: Power Train:automatic Transmission.     Manufactured by: Honda (american Honda Motor Co.)
Affected Vehicles: 1,099,796
Recall Summary: On some Mini vans, sport utility and passenger vehicles, certain operating conditions can result in heat build-up between the countershaft and secondary shaft second gears in the automatic transmission, eventually leading to gear tooth chipping or gear breakage.
Consequence: Gear failure could result in transmission lockup, which could result in a crash.
How to Fix: On vehicles with 15,000 miles or less, the dealer will update the transmission with a simple revision to the oil cooler return line to increase lubrication to the second gear. On vehicles with more than 15,000 miles, the dealer will inspect the transmission to identify gears that have already experienced discoloration due to overheating. If discoloration exists, the transmission will be replaced if discoloration is not present, the dealer will perform the revision to the oil cooler return line. The recall began on April 21, 2004, for pilot, odyssey, and mdx owners. Owners of the accord vehicles will start receiving letters on June 28, 2004, and on June 29, 2004, for owners of the tl and cl vehicles. Owners should contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.
Recall Notes: Honda recall nos. P30 (odyssey and pilot),p31 (mdx), p38 (accord) and p39 (Acura). Customers can also 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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