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1997 ACURA CL RECALL (SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 1997
Model: CL
NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V069000
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 124,875
Owner Notified Date: 05/17/1999
Report Received Date: 05/10/1999
Record Creation Date: 05/10/1999

1997 Acura CL DEFECT SUMMARY

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.

1997 Acura CL DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

THIS CONDITION WOULD RESULT IN VEHICLE DECELERATION AND A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. ALSO STEERING CONTROLLABILITY WOULD BE REDUCED.

1997 Acura CL RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS.
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 17, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA 1-800-382-2238.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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