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2004 HONDA RIDGELINE RECALL (EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 2004
Model: RIDGELINE
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08E013000
Component: EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:CARRIER/RACK
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 2,032
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 02/05/2008
Record Creation Date: 02/05/2008

2004 Honda RIDGELINE DEFECT SUMMARY

HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

2004 Honda RIDGELINE DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

2004 Honda RIDGELINE RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT THULE AT 800-THULE91 (800-848-5391) TO OBTAIN A FREE REPAIR KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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