NHTSA Campaign Id 81V136000; Date: Nov. 6, 1981
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
Manufactured by: American Honda Motor Co.
Affected Units:: 936,774
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.
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.
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: