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1998 ACURA SLX RECALL (POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE))

Make: Acura
Model Year: 1998
Model: SLX
NHTSA Campaign Number: 98V180000
Component: POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 3,062
Owner Notified Date: 08/24/1998
Report Received Date: 08/03/1998
Record Creation Date: 08/17/1998

1998 Acura SLX DEFECT SUMMARY

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE TRANSFER GEARBOX FLANGE NUTS WERE NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, CAUSING THE NUTS TO LOOSEN.

1998 Acura SLX DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

IF THE FLANGE NUTS LOOSEN, THE PROPELLER SHAFT CAN SEPARATE, RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPEATIVE.

1998 Acura SLX RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FRONT AND REAR FLANGE NUTS AND, IF FOUND LOOSE, TIGHTEN TO SPECIFIED TORQUE AND SECURED STAKED AT TWO PLACES.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 24, 1998. 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 ISUZU AT 1-800-643-4070, EXT. 300 OR ACURA AT 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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