By Dave Lee on Fri Dec 17 06:46:56 GMT-06:00 2010
Honda announced today it’s recalling 35,984 Passport SUVs from the 1998-2002 model years because of suspension brackets that could corrode.
In cold-weather regions where road salt is extensively used, the forward mounting bracket for the rear suspension lower link could corrode and become detached from the frame. This could affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. No injuries related to the recall have been reported, according to Honda.
The recall affects Passports driven in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
Honda has already begun notifying owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets and repair them if necessary. For more info, owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009.