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Old 18th April 2004, 22:54   #1
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The following is quoted from canadiandriver.com


Honda announced a recall of approximately 600,000 minivans and SUVs equipped with V6 engines and five-speed automatic transmissions to inspect and repair a potential defect in the transmission.

Affected models include certain model year 2002, 2003 and early 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans; 2003 and early 2004 Honda Pilots; and 2001 and 2002 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles.

The situation is created by insufficient lubrication of the transmission's secondary shaft second gear that can occur under certain driving conditions. Prolonged operation under these conditions can lead to heat build-up and under certain circumstances may eventually result in chipped or broken gear teeth or breakage of the gear. In the event of a chipped or broken tooth, the owner will likely experience abnormal noise from the transmission and seek repairs. In rare instances, this condition may lead to gear breakage and possible locking of the vehicle's transmission, creating a potential safety hazard.

This more severe condition is extremely rare and affects only vehicles with high mileage. To date, the company's records indicate only ten confirmed instances in the United States and Canada of this type of transmission failure, with no injuries or accidents as a result.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted via mail and will be asked to take their vehicle to an authorized Honda or Acura dealer to be repaired free of charge. In most cases, the repair involves a simple gear inspection, which is accomplished without removing or disassembling the transmission, and a modification to increase the flow of transmission fluid to the affected gear. If during the inspection the service technician discovers discoloration of the gear indicating heat damage, Honda will replace the transmission assembly at no cost to the customer. Owners will be notified by mail when parts are available for their model, with notifications going first to the oldest affected units. Customer mailings will begin in May and should be completed by September.

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Just goes to show that Honda, after all, is human too!
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I knew their cars had that human touch. heheh

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hey everybody has problems man....only thing hinda conceals them better !
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If a Murcielago can catch fire after service. Anythings possible.

Atleast they're contacting all the owners and getting the repairs done for free. Everybody falls, but only the best stand up again.

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Atleast they're contacting all the owners and getting the repairs done for free. Everybody falls, but only the best stand up again.
here is one loyal honda fan !!!!!
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U said it bro.......

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well said shan2nu....,,,!

hey when was the largest recall of cars due to company errors...was it fords when the replaced the firestone tires??? or something else...

hey by the way rememebr the x5'ss that were recalled by bmw...?
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No one can make a problem less vehicle . so it is normal .
Everymaker does this recall , directly or indirectly !
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