1996 HONDA Prelude

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6 Recalls for 1996 HONDA Prelude

Recall Date Component Summary
August 11, 2008 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.”

Remedy:

K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.

June 29, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.”

Remedy:

AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.

May 24, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.

March 23, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

March 21, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

CERTAIN POLI-AUTO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. 11-728, 11-728D, 11-710, 11-419, 11-713, 11-703, 11-704, 11-708P, 11-735, 11-725, 11-726, 11-716 (P&C), 11-721-1, 11-733, 11-729, 11-730, AND 11-732, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.”

Remedy:

POLI-AUTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE HEADLAMPS AT ITS ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT POLI-AUTO AT 305-477-1356.

May 10, 1999 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CERTAIN VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH BALL JOINTS THAT CAN PREMATURELY WEAR OUT AND, IN THE WORSE CASE, THE BALL JOINT WOULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 HONDA Prelude

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4 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 HONDA Prelude

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Date Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ODI Number: 10135083
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
ODI Number: 896704
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 821498
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 741527
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0 Investigations for 1996 HONDA Prelude

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

24 Service Alerts for 1996 HONDA Prelude

Date Description
June 1, 2003 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

VEHICLE’S EMISSION TYPE. *TT

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February 1, 2002 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

CONCERNS WITH FRONT SUSPENSION SQUEAKING IN COLD WEATHER. *TT

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October 16, 2002 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

CLEARING ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS). HONDA OCTOBER TECH LINE INFORMATION. *TT

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February 14, 2002 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A TWANG NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SPRING CONTACT. *SLC

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October 1, 2000 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO HONDA CELLULAR TELEPHONE OWNERS MANUAL. *TT

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February 1, 2000 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

INFORMATION ON HONING FIBER REINFORCED METAL (FRM) CYLINDERS. *TT

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October 6, 2000 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE FRONT BALANCER SHAFT OIL SEAL MAY BACK OUT OF THE OIL PUMP HOUSING OVER TIME. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE OIL CAN BE RAPIDLY PUMPED OUT OF THE ENGINE WITHOUT WARNING CAUSING SERIOUS ENGINE DAMAGE IF CONTINUED TO

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April 1, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS THAT THE ENGINE HESITATES BRIEFLY WHEN ACCELERATING. *TT

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June 12, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

INFORMATION REGARDING BALANCER SHAFT OIL SEAL LABOR OPERATION . *ET

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August 7, 2001 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT REGARDING PARTS TO CORRECT 5TH GEAR GRINDING. *ET

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October 13, 1997 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION GRINDS WHEN SHIFTING INTO FIFTH GRINDS. *YC

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October 5, 2000 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

PARTS INFORMATION BULLETIN REGARDING PRODUCT UPDATE FOR THE FRONT BALANCER OIL SEAL RETAINER KIT. *TT

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August 7, 2001 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SUBJECT REGARDING FIFTH GEAR GRINDS DURING UPSHIFT. *ET

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October 16, 2000 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING THE FRONT BALANCE SHAFT RETAINER PRODUCT UPDATE. *TT

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November 1, 2000 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

SUBJECT REGARDING CAMPAIGN PARTS AVAILABLE FOR OPEN ORDERING FOR FRONT BALANCER SHAFT OIL SEAL RETAINER KIT. *TT

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February 1, 2003 140000 AIR BAGS

SRS INDICATOR ON WITH NO SRS DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) SET. *TT *JB

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January 1, 2003 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

CHECK (ATF) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID CONDITION TO DIAGNOSE (A/T) AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT *JB

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March 16, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A BRIEF HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING AT HIGH ENGINE SPEEDS. *TT

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January 1, 2002 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

EXPERIENCING A SQUEAL NOISE AT FRONT SUSPENSION AT LOW TEMPERATURES. *TT

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March 13, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

PRODUCT UPDATE REGARDING FRONT BALANCER SHAFT OIL SEAL. *TT

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December 16, 2002 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

STRAINING THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) TO DIAGNOSE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. *TT

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October 1, 2000 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

LETTER TO SERVICE MANAGER REGARDING PRODUCT UPDATE CAMPAIGN – BALANCER SHAFT OIL SEAL. *TT

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October 17, 2000 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

A CONDITION MAY EXIST WHERE THE TRANSMISSION GRINDS WHEN SHIFTED INTO 5TH GEAR. *TT

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August 18, 1997 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

FIFTH GEAR SHIFT FORK WAS NOT MANUFACTURED PROPERLY. *YC

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