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  NHTSA Recall 81V136000

NHTSA Campaign Id 81V136000; Date: Nov. 6, 1981

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1976 Honda Accord 1977 Honda Accord 1978 Honda Accord 1979 Honda Accord 1973 Honda Civic 1974 Honda Civic 1975 Honda Civic 1976 Honda Civic 1977 Honda Civic 1978 Honda Civic 1979 Honda Civic 1979 Honda Prelude

Component: Suspension

Manufactured by: American Honda Motor Co.

Affected Units:: 936,774

icon3 Recall Summary:

Prolonged contact with road salt may, under certain conditions, cause serious rusting. This can weaken certain undercarriage components: lateral suspension arms, front crossbeam and strut coil spring lower supports.

icon2 How to Fix:

Vehicles will be inspected and, if necessary, treated with a rust preventive coating. In some cases, replacement of components will be performed, without charge to owner.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. System: suspension; lateral suspension arms, front crossbeam, and strut coilspring lower supports. Consequences of defect: weakened undercarriage components could lead to a loss of vehicle control and, possibly, an accident. Note: this defect appears to be more serious in vehicles driven in areas where road salt is used extensively for snow removal.

Also see:

All recalls of Honda vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.