1988 Honda Prelude

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Prelude

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Recall number: 95V103001
Recall date: 05/24/1995

Problem Summary:

THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

Consequence:

THE SAFETY BELTS WOULD NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION TO AN OCCUPANT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

OWNERS SHOULD PROMPTLY CHECK THE CONDITION AND OPERATION OF BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES. CAREFULLY INSPECT THE RED RELEASE BUTTON FOR ANY BREAKS OR CRACKS. CHECK THAT BOTH BUCKLES ARE OPERATING PROPERLY BY INSERTING EACH LATCH PLATE INTO ITS BUCKLE, TUG ON THE BELT TO MAKE SURE THE LATCH IS SECURELY LOCKED, THEN PRESS THE RELEASE BUTTON. THE LATCH PLATE SHOULD POP OUT OF THE BUCKLE WHEN THE BUTTON IS PRESSED. IF EITHER RELEASE BUTTON SHOWS ANY SIGN OF BREAKAGE OR CRACKING, OR IF EITHER BUCKLE FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY, PROMPTLY CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED HONDA/ACURA DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE BUCKLE REPLACED OR REPAIRED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER IS DEVELOPING A REMEDY DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE FAILURE OF THE BUTTONS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY BROKEN.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/19/1995.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/1986 and 03/01/1991.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Recall number: 89V097000
Recall date: 06/13/1989

Problem Summary:

THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL STOPPER MAY BE BENT WHEN EXCESSIVE DOWNWARD FORCE IS APPLIED AFTER PEDAL HAS CONTACTED THE STOPPER.

Consequence:

THIS COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL SHOULDPEDAL BE CAUGHT AND HELD DOWN BY BENT STOPPER, WHICH COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:

INSTALL A SUPPORT TO PREVENT STOPPER FROM BENDING.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/15/1989.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/1987 and 06/01/1988.


SEATS

Recall number: 89V093000
Recall date: 06/08/1989

Problem Summary:

THE REAR INBOARD SEAT ANCHORAGE BRACKET FOR THE FRONT SEATS MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE FORCE REQUIRED BY FMVSS 207.

Consequence:

BRACKET FAILURE COULD RESULT IN SEAT BECOMING LOOSE;VEHICLES WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 207.

Corrective Action:

INSTALL A REINFORCING PLATE TO REAR INBOARD SEAT ANCHORAGE BRACKET FOR EACH FRONT SEAT.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 06/14/1989.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/01/1987 and 09/01/1987.


STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Recall number: 88V059000
Recall date: 04/06/1988

Problem Summary:

VIBRATION AND HIGH UNDERHOOD TEMPERATURES COULD CAUSE POWER STEERING SUPPLY HOSE AT THE CONNECTOR CLAMP SEAL TO DEVELOP A FLUID LEAK.

Consequence:

IF THE FLUID CONTACTS THE HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD, IT MAYCAUSE SMOKE AND POSSIBLY AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Action:

INSTALL AN IMPROVED POWER STEERING SUPPLY HOSE ASSEMBLY.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/07/1988.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/1987 and 03/01/1988.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Recall number: 87V171000
Recall date: 10/29/1987

Problem Summary:

OWNERS MANUAL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210, SECTIONS 6A AND 6B WAS OMITTED FROM THE MANUAL.

Consequence:

VEHICLES MANUAL INFORMATION DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS210.

Corrective Action:

UPGRADE EXISTING MANUALS BY INSERTING ADHESIVE BACKED CORRECTION PAGES.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/19/1987.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/01/1987 and 10/01/1987.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall number: 87V122000
Recall date: 08/04/1987

Problem Summary:

A SMALL AMOUNT OF COOLANT SEEPAGE MAY OCCUR, AND EVENTUALLY RESIDUE MAY ACCUMULATE ON THE THROTTLE VALVE.

Consequence:

RESIDUE MAY CAUSE THROTTLE VALVE RETURN-TO-IDLE SPEED TOBE SLOWER THAN NORMAL WHEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/12/1987.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/01/1987 and 07/01/1987.


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