• Dec 23, 2010
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Honda has announced another round of recalls for the 2011 Accord. Both the coupe and sedan, along with the 2011 Pilot, have been discovered to be susceptible to a failure in the front suspension. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the bolts that attach the front dampers to the suspension may not have been properly tightened.

In addition, the spindle nuts on the Pilot and Accord V6 may be loose as well, and both issues could cause a loss of steering. NHTSA says that 10,823 units are impacted by the recall. That number joins the 9,300 Accord and CR-V models that are currently being investigated for possible oil leaks due to an improperly cast portion of the engine.

According to USA Today, the newest problem is due to a malfunction in the software that controls the machines that tighten bolts at the factory. Dealers will inspect and replace the damper bolts and spindle nuts if necessary free of charge, and owners can expect to be notified as soon as December 23, 2010. Hit the jump to have a look at the recall notice for yourself.




[Sources: USA Today, NHTSA]
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HONDA / ACCORD 2010-2011
HONDA / PILOT 2011

Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) Mfr's Report Date: DEC 16, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V640000
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NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,823

Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 HONDA ACCORD V6 AND MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA PILOT VEHICLES. THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT DAMPER BRACKET TO THE FRONT SUSPENSION AND THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED WHICH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING. THE SPINDLE NUTS FOR THE AXLE ON THE ACCORD V6 MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY WHICH MAY RESULT IN EXCESSIVE NOISE AND/OR LOSS OF STEERING.

Consequence:
LOSS OF STEERING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY LOOSE FRONT DAMPER BRACKET BOLTS OR SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT IF NECESSARY. DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE ACCORD V6 IF NECESSARY. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 23, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes:
HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R60. OWNERS MAY ALSO 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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      • 4 Years Ago
      Reputation going down the drain....
      Mdsheba
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have 2009 Accord. Any recalls?? Only 3,400 miles on it. The car drives just fine . However, little upfront storage between seats. Even a pen can't lay flat. If key falls between counsel, good luck. No room for seeing or reach for it. Must crawl around, have flashlight, and contort. Have stuffed kleenix in space between seats. Too many buttons on the dashboard, spread out. Defogger should be close to driver as windows get fogged up, can't see, and unsafe to take eyes off busy/speedsters beltway to find the right button. One can't always get over to safety.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Absurd,,period.. as no asian made vehicles ever need recalled..there quality is beyond approach..just a conspracy invented buy americam manufactures to hurt sales..my family will continue to support off-shore corporations..with no questions asked..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tell that to the 72 Americans who died in the Toyota death mobiles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "According to USA Today, the newest problem is due to a malfunction in the software that controls the machines that tighten bolts at the factory."

      Interesting they used "malfunction" to define the software problem, when that term is usually associated with hardware problems. Did they mean a bug?
      wib
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOVED my 2003 honda accord v6 top of the line. But....3 recalls, heater on left side won't work (it's been fixed twice) and THEN.....the transmission went out while we were out of town on a trip. Sad to see it being towed off. Even sadder to be renting cars at high dollar to get back home, then back to place of breakdown to pick it up a month later. I was shocked...it only had 68,000 miles on it...and it was a honda! Weren't they the best? Come to find out, at the 60,000 mile workover at the dealership, they did a horrible job. Not only was the external transmission filter not changed out, but the tranny mechanic said he was about 90% sure the fluid hadn't been either! This 60,000 mile thing cost a lot of money...they're supposed to go over the car with a fine tooth comb, replace all the fluids and filters, and yada yada. It ended up costing us a LOT of money....not just the transmission, but rental cars, gas, meals, hotel rooms....time lost at work. The mechanic (new guy) at the dealership when we got back said yes, it was honda error, and he would try to turn it in and get us reimbursed...but may not, since we didn't have it fixed at a honda dealer. Well, when you're broken down and being towed, and there is no honda dealer in that town....you don't have much choice. Guess we'll see what happens......am praying for a miracle! I'm not quite ready to give up on honda, but this may do it for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Between this, seatbelt, and constant airbag recalls for Hondas, i'd say their build quality is starting to take a dive..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is anyone shocked by this Honda recall?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honda is on a roll lately. Just not the roll they want to be on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remember when Honda made small and fuel-efficient, but fast and fun cars. Now only the Fit remains a traditional Honda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lots of Toyota and Honda weirdos are in quality denial and anti American.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another Honda recall. Where's Ray "The Hood" Lahood with another Toyota recall?
      gadvrules9000
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully, the last recalls of 2010...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @gadvrules9000
        Yeah, 2010 will probably be remembered for all the recalls. Even Ferrari got hit by the recall bug.
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