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NHTSA Recall 08E013000


Vehicles:  Acura MDX, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline

NHTSA Recall 08E013000

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 	08E013000
	
Vehicle Make / Model: 	    	Model Year(s):
     ACURA / MDX 	    	2003-2008
     HONDA / PILOT 	    	2003-2008
     HONDA / RIDGELINE 	    	2003-2008
Equipment Brand Name / Part No. or Model No.: 	    	Production Dates:
    ACURA / 08L14-E09-200 	    	Information not Available
    ACURA / 08L14-TA1-200 	    	Information not Available
    HONDA / 08L14-E09-100 	    	Information not Available
    HONDA / 08L14-TA1-100 	    	Information not Available
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) 	Mfr's Report Date: JAN 30, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E013000 	
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,032
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.
Consequence:
WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.
Remedy:
OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-THULE91 (800-848-5391) TO OBTAIN A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
30 January 2008From: William R. Willen, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E013000

PDF
- 388KB - 6 pages
22 February 2008Aftermarket Hitch Style Bike Rack
From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: William R. Willen, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
NHTSA Recall 08E013000

PDF
- 29KB - 3 pages
18 March 2008From: William R. Willen, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
To: George Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E013000

PDF
- 93KB - 2 pages


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