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1998 HONDA CIVIC RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 1998
Model: CIVIC
NHTSA Campaign Number: 02V120000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 1,000,000
Owner Notified Date: 06/14/2002
Report Received Date: 05/16/2002
Record Creation Date: 05/20/2002

1998 Honda CIVIC DEFECT SUMMARY

ON CERTAIN SEDANS, COUPES, HATCHBACKS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS IN THE IGNITION SWITCH CAN DEGRADE DUE TO THE HIGH ELECTRICAL CURRENT PASSING THROUGH THE SWITCH WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED.

1998 Honda CIVIC DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

WORN CONTACTS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

1998 Honda CIVIC RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 14, 2002. 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 AT 1-800-382-2238.
CUSTOMERS CAN 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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