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1978 HONDA ACCORD RECALL (SUSPENSION)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 1978
Model: ACCORD
NHTSA Campaign Number: 81V136000
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 936,774
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 11/06/1981
Record Creation Date: 11/10/1981

1978 Honda ACCORD DEFECT SUMMARY

PROLONGED CONTACT WITH ROAD SALT MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, CAUSE SERIOUS RUSTING. THIS CAN WEAKEN CERTAIN UNDERCARRIAGE COMPONENTS: LATERAL SUSPENSION ARMS, FRONT CROSSBEAM AND STRUT COIL SPRING LOWER SUPPORTS.

1978 Honda ACCORD DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

N/A

1978 Honda ACCORD RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, TREATED WITH A RUST PREVENTIVE COATING. IN SOME CASES, REPLACEMENT OF COMPONENTS WILL BE PERFORMED, WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; LATERAL SUSPENSION ARMS, FRONT CROSSBEAM, AND STRUT COILSPRING LOWER SUPPORTS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: WEAKENED UNDERCARRIAGE COMPONENTS COULD LEAD TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND, POSSIBLY, AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: THIS DEFECT APPEARS TO BE MORE SERIOUS IN VEHICLES DRIVEN IN AREAS WHERE ROAD SALT IS USED EXTENSIVELY FOR SNOW REMOVAL.

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