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1998 ACURA 3.2TL RECALL (POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 1998
Model: 3.2TL
NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V227000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 96,518
Owner Notified Date: 08/30/1999
Report Received Date: 08/19/1999
Record Creation Date: 08/30/1999

1998 Acura 3.2TL DEFECT SUMMARY

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A TRANSMISSION CASE BOLT CAN LOOSEN AND FALL OUT ALLOWING THE TRANSMISSION TO DISENGAGE FROM THE DIFFERENTIAL.

1998 Acura 3.2TL DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

THE VEHICLE COULD LOSE POWER TO THE DRIVE WHEELS WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO THE PARK POSITION WOULD NOT LOCK THE WHEELS, AND A PARKED VEHICLE COULD MOVE UNEXPECTEDLY IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT SET.

1998 Acura 3.2TL RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED BOLT.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 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.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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