A fine and competent car, the Accord's braking, ergonomics and fit and finish are impressive. But engine performance, ride quality, accommodations and interior quietness aren't outstanding.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"front bumper was cracked and recently fell off when it caught on the curb I was backing away from"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The front side fender is dented and that's probably why the trim is loose"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Honda Accord SE Unsure)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is cracking at the blistering/rusting along the top of the windshield"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of car had been repainted when I bought it.. that is part that is peeling"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Clear coat/paint has began fading badly on truck lid and top of roof. Noticed many, many 02 Accords on the road are fading in the exact same places. Has to be a defect!"

Troy H., KY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint has faded and/or chalked to the extent that it appears nonexistent in some areas"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Its a black car and the paint appears to be flaking in several areas"

John H., PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is peeling off all over the body"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Areas of roof and trunk paint wearing off, leaving a whitish rough surface"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint faded and started flaking off fairly early in the life of the car. Must sooner than I would have expected and it continues to today"

Kevin W., NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is chalking on the roof and some other upper surfaces"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint or its protective glaze started peeling in 2015, but it was difficult to see much of a problem. In 2016, however, large areas of paint peeled, so the car body looks bad and isn't being protected properly. Currently, I can't afford to get it repainted/powder coated, so I am unable to prevent damage caused as a result of the paint/glaze breakdown"

Jennifer A., TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof has fade and clear coat peeled"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"clear coat came off...paint peeled off. car repainted at my expense"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the hood and roof wore off in large spots. I had the car repainted"

Barbara M., MD (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Fading paint and peeling clear coat"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"paint on rear of car has faded dramatically. Looks like it was a faulty repair job from before we bought the car"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint peeling off the top surface of the car, especially roof, but also hood/truck lid; exposed to snow/road salt while living in upstate NY"

Michael B., TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I recently had to have my car painted (black) due to paint failure on the hood, roof, and trunk. A friend of mine also has a 2002 Honda and is experiencing the same problem, except his car is gold. I approached a dealership about the problem but got"

Suzette S., NC (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Our car is black. The clear coat on the hood and roof is worn out in spots. We are going to have the entire car painted at Maaco"

D G., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Peeling of protective coating near trunk opening"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord DX Unsure)

"Most of the finish coat of paint or sealer has worn off. Honda refuses to correct problem"

Robert M., MA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The clear coat is peeling and/or fading badly in various areas. The car runs well, but the problem with the clear coat detracts from it being a good car. So much for Honda"

James M., NY (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat has peeled off over the last 4 years"

Christopher P., RI (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"we have been complaining for years about the paint to Honda but they don't listen. It got so bad last year that a large piece actually flew off the car in a car wash. Honda says it made it past the 3yr/36k warranty, we have been complaining since bef"

Donald G., PA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint continues to peel off leaving the grey primer underneath that starts rusting through"

Jeff S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Areas on trunk as large as 20 X 7 cm where black paint looks as if it was sanded off and gray and whitish color shows up in those areas"

Atimanaparampil D., IN (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The black support between the rectangular and triangular rear passenger side window began to rust withing 2-3 years of owning this car. No other problem spots. Very odd"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat is pealing , and paint is fading will consider getting car painted, overall body (excluding finish) is in great shape. interior looks newish"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The paint has started to completely fail on the roof and the trunk lid. The clear coat is gone and the paint almost looks like flat paint"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat peeling"

George V., VA (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Paint is chipping on the hood, because it was repainted as a lease return when i bought it in 2006"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is blistering and rusting at the entire top edge of the windshield"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"right rear wheel arch nearest door has advanced rust (not repaired yet but estimate very high) whole panel needs to be replaced according to shop not just arch. need second opinion"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear fender wells are rusted through"

Kevin W., NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on body behind rear passenger door"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"exact same answer as related to 2012 both have exact same problem both appeared within first 18 months"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheel opening on both sides beginning to show rust needs repair before it rusts more of the quarter panel which will require more money to repair"

Anna-Maria G., NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rust in all fenders overhanging the wheel wells"

Atimanaparampil D., IN (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"I needed an alignment and the rear could not be adjusted so I had the rear EZ arms replaced with after-market ones that could be adjusted. The rear struts were original and were also replaced.,"

D G., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"They wore out"

Russel F., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Original right ball joint support arm rusted enough to loosen the ball joint. Aftermarket replacements failed twice, at which time I insisted on a Honda part"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front ball joint broke. Fortunately the car was in my driveway at the time. It has since been repaired"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord SE Unsure)

"RF upper ball joint was worn out and knocking, replaced upper control arm to repair it"

Laurie S., NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part was worn out due to age"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Lower ball joints were very loose and required replacing"

Stephen S., ME (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I BELIEVE SECOND REPLACEMENTS FOR BOTH SIDES (ALONG WITH CONTROL ARMS)"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver's side ball joint snapped in a parking lot after driving 40 miles on the freeway to work"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer advice"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Upper and lower right ball joints needed to be replaced due to wear"

R F., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn out"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to be replaced along with control arms because they were worn"

Roger S., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacing"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"have had to replace twice in the last year"

George B., MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced both lower ball joints and passenger upper ball joint"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front ball joints had to be replaced. Existing could no be lubricated. New ones are able to be lubircated"

Larry K., MI (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace worn ball joints, after 15 yrs"

Jim W., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Bushings had to be replaced at about 90000 miles, making terrible noise"

Troy H., KY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"seems to be common problem according to websites"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Wear and tear due to age these repairs seem to keep coming the car has 80,000 mi. not the 85,000 that I said earlier in the survey"

Jack B., CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"Replaced Power steering pump and gaskets"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Had power steeting hoses replaced and still experienced leak problems"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Pump has a leak, but can be rebuilt"

Dennis K., CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"After 14 years and 200,000 miles they just wore out"

Robert S., UT (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Struts were replaced in July, 2014"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"I suppose we replaced the original struts, so I suppose this is considered routine"

Tom L., WI (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"car floats"

Kenneth M., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Car now has over 120000 miles and this is what I would call normal ware for this auto"

Larry K., MI (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Honda continues to use rubber boots which dry rot and tear easy. One must replace entire rack and pinion steering assembly at a cost of approx. $1,200.00"

William P., GA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering rack & Pinion just started to leak a little"

Joseph V., CT (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"upper a frame suspension rusted out"

L W., NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems like each spring after a normally rough winter, we need at least one tie rod ends"

Tom L., WI (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"I had to replace springs on the from both sides did not know that the care was unsafe. I went for inspection and had to have that replaced before I could pass. I want to emphasize that I did not realize that the care was unsafe. Thank you Mavis Ti"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear torsion bar needed to be replaced due to wear"

R F., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right rear bearing got very noisy and was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"This was my first clutch replacement"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch wore out"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Diagnostic problem code indicates transmission is faulty. Dealership indicates it should be replaced"

Reice P., MB (2002 Honda Accord SE 3.0-L V6)

"Coating inside torque converter came off went through transmission causing a need to rebuild transmission"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"The torque converter needed to be replaced with the transmission rebuild"

Dan A., ON (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission replaced by dealership"

Michael G., IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"transmission was rebuilt according to specs. It continues to shift roughly. It has been taken back to the shop 6 times and all things checked good. Now when the engine is cold, the transmission takes forever to go into second and then lurches into the gear and is rough in subsequent gear shifts. This particular car year and model has been famous for terrible transmission issues"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Rebuilt 3 years ago and now needs it again"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Actually, we were told the transmission was failing and needed to be replaced and that it would cost at least 5000 dollars to replace, so we have continued to use it as is since it still drives, but do not take it on the highway"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped cold on snowy night. needed to be towed to dealer. $5000 repair, but I plan to drive at least another 50k miles with this great car. love not having car payments and lots of metal around me"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Total automatic transmission failure at 55,000 miles. Required new transmission. Very common defect known by Honda. This is a systematic problem with their transmissions, No access to change tranny filter w/o disassemble entire transmission"

William P., GA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"slow and hard shifting up ship plus delay shifting from forward to reverse"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine liht came on at 55,000 miles, and it turned out thetransmission was no longer good"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Just completed the installation of a Factory rebuilt transmission and it is working very well"

Carl B., TX (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have been told by several transmission rebuilding companies that it is not at all unusual for the older Hondas to need a new transmission between 100,000 to 150,000 miles. This apparently foes all the way up to and a little past 2008"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"slipping trans replaced after a year of driving on it"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced transmission in 2013"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"it died...as many from that era have"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"slipping needed replacement @ 125000 miles all my cost no break from honda"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"With barely 90k on the car the trans went out. Slipping and slamming into gear. My wife babies this car and has taken very good care of it sense we bought it with just 20k on it. The trans should have lasted much longer"

Donald G., PA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the transmission at 113000"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Coating inside Torque Converter came off went through transmission had to have transmission rebuilt. Never did fail but engine light told us there was problem"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission slipped when shifting into and out of 2nd gear"

Steven J., MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"didn't shift right"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I am totally annoyed with Honda... they know there is a problem with the 2002 transmissions.. mine failed - decreased the value of resale by about $5000 - and they refuse to do anything about it... I used to love them,now I will look at other brands!"

Anonymous, MB (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission slipped in gear, delayed shifting gears. A transmission replacement was recommended, but the cylinder head cracked before the work could be scheduled. The car is being scrapped now"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I perform excellent preventive maintenance on all my car transmissions and was surprised the transmission failed"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failure due to valve shift solenoid problems. Replacement transmission is also now showing signs of wear"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission failed at 205000 km and needed to a have a total rebuild. Many of these kilometers were down on the highway and this seemed like premature failure of such a major component of the drivetrain"

Dan A., ON (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Issues after clutch replacement, resulted in both cylinder being replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Rough shifting lead to transmission replacement"

Michael G., IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seem not to engage in 2nd gear but goes from 1st to 3rd"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Clunks when shifting from 1-2 and 2-3"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Has been shifting rough between 1-2 for 100 000km. Seems to be stable, had transmission fluid leak, that might have caused the problem. I got used to driving softly"

Marc S., ON (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission does not shift properly from 2 to 3rd gear"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"delay and hard shift between forward and reverse"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"manual clutch engaged at end of pedal release..started slipping"

L L., MD (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"apparent fluid cooling problem w/ potential torque converter failure...sometimes acts like it will not shift to next higher gear"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rough shifting and fluid leaking gave us the indication that there were some internal issues with the transmission and so we had it rebuilt"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Kept telling dealer about it. Car would "kick" when going from stopping at stop sign to moving again"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rough shift into 2nd gear from above or below. Transmission shop says total rebuild is required but I am waiting for it to fail completely before repairing"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic states I will have to have my transmission replaced within a few months. He will let me know when, as he also does the oil changes"

Clara E., FL (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow to shift. Independent mechanic says we need a rebuild, but we're babying it along, as a rebuild would cost more ($3500-$5000) than the car's value. Tried Lukas transmission additive, which may be helping, as car continues to run two years later"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"When shifting gears, transmission was rough between Park, Reverse and Drive"

Cody P., KS (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission continuing to fail, we have already lined up where we are getting our replacement tranny for this future job. We do love this car!"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"About three years ago, it started not wanting to shift from first to second. When it did it jerks, worse in colder weather. I found that if I let up on the accelerator and then apply foot again, it shifts. Stuck valve? Still driving it!"

SUSn W., MT (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Trans bangs between first and second gear. Been told that if I change fluid it may detract from reliablity of transmission. Expected 250000 miles from car when I purchased it if I took good care of it. Afraid to do work on transmission because I can't justify the cost of a new or rebuilt transmission"

Ed W., FL (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bought car from mother in law's estate. Learned from a dealer it was in recall for trassmission several yrs before purchase. No indication it was fixed. Was advised replacement cost more than value of car"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rough 1st to 2nd shift"

Robt F., CA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This is a problem known by Honda in their 6th generation accords. The automatic transmissions are known to fail from 90,000 - 120,000 miles. Slipping and rough shifts are usually a warning sign to this eventual failure"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"problems were leading up to rebuilt @ 125000 starting at about 100000 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The transmission is currently slipping but we are babying the car because we cannot afford to replace it at this time. The transmission for the Odyssey van cost $3500 and this one will be almost the same. Maybe next year"

Mark S., GA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The auto slips slightly when accelerating through the gears. I have not had it fixed, as the slippage is tolerable"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Part of the overall trans problem"

Reice P., MB (2002 Honda Accord SE 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission is slipping from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd is now not normal"

Mark S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"transmission do not shift in low gear, because of lack of pressure"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had the transmission drained and refilled. They refilled the transmission fluid. but did not flush it. Probably the filter is clogged and there is a minor leak. It would be expensive to have the transmission overhauled"

Arnold C., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Mechanic replace front seals to stop the transmission leak, then determined that the problem was the both front and rear seals...wants to tear the car apart again for $$$$...I can deal with the leak"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Ongoing problem. I'e had 2 master cylinders replaced and the"anti lock control module" replaced (not by a Dealer). I now "pump" the brake pedal when stopping and they work fine. Since don't drive long distances any more I've decided to "live with th"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"One of sensors was bad and it was very difficult to detect"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"REPLACED"

Robert H., CT (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"REPLACED"

Robert H., CT (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"left calipre failed after 12 yrs. of driving. Honda has a calipre lubrification programm which kept these calipres operational for 12 years. Finally one failed - changed both"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISE,VIBRATION"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"the rotors were warped and needed replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Three times, including today, I have had brake work done due to vibrating when braking at 20 to 25 mph Today, Honda Livermore said there is nothing wrong with my brakes. I agreed to having the rotors re-surfaced which corrected the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"won't stay true--required several turnings, then had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Oil leak Brakes: they were squeaking very loudly. I took my car in to my mechanic who said I needed new front brakes"

Kathryn M., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Brakes needed replacement"

Murray S., ME (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had all the brakes replaced after 145,000"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rusted brake lines"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"they put new pads on to go with the new rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I had the break system flushed. Water in the line could cause it to rust out. In this case the expense was probably worth it"

Arnold C., OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord SE 3.0-L V6)

"brakes wear out too often"

Lowell F., AL (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Took car in for maintenance and needed rear brakes"

Anonymous, DE (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"First brake replacement in many years"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I did not notice any problems. The car was taken in for the yearly state inspection and I was told the brake pads need to be changed"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"front disc brakes pads wore out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Both front and rear brakes regularly require maintenance or replacement far more often than I have experienced on any of my other vehicles"

Scott P., ON (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"RR rotor had to be replaced due to rusted out splash shield"

Laurie S., NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brakes appear to last 12k miles before requiring service"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"excessive brake pad wear on the rear brakes"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads on all four wheels wore down after only two years"

Mitchell P., MD (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"The brake line rusted through possibly due to the line running through a channel that collects moisture"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"belts were noisy replaced all belts and one set of barring related to belts"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Crankshaft pulley bent"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Had the same mount fail for the second time. $450 to replace"

Stephen G., TX (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Required one replacement"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Engine mounts were cracking and had extreme wear"

Cody P., KS (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"two of the rear engine mounts have broken since I have owned this vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Two major oil leaks about 4 months apart that made a mess of both my driveway and my budget. They were seals/gaskets buried deep within the engine; each required major disassembly and the total bills (from a shop I trust and have been using for over 9 years) were well over $2000"

Stephen G., TX (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just about anything that could leak decided to do so after the odomater reached 130,000 miles. The power steering pump and related parts have now been changed 3 times. I've paid a few thousand dollars to get everything fixed"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"I discovered that my oil pan had a crack in it above the oil pan cover and was slowly leaking oil. Had to replace the entire oil pan, not just the cover"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The camshaft seal leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"A small gasket in the valve solenoid cracked and caused oil to pump out while driving. Had to replace the whole solenoid, unable to buy $5 gasket had to buy the whole part for $150"

John P., VA (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"Car needed valve cover gaskets, problem solved"

Roger S., OH (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Informational light on dashboard was almost useless, as the info it provided was simply that there was a problem. I was told ythose who diagnosed it that over time, due to high heat the fittings in engines just change shape, which allows oil to leak. The only challenge is knowing when to add oil"

Jennifer A., TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have new front brakes.Also had to fix Oil Leak for $1,000.00"

Kathryn M., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"valve gaskets leak and pipes leak"

Robert L., CA (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"THE OIL LEAKS OUT OF THE VALVE COVER"

Daniel T., AL (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Have replaced seals but still experiencing fluid leaks"

Ronald H., IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"porous engine block"

Ron P., NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"A hole in the oil pan. I had it replaced 1 month ago"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to replace 3 oil seals for a cost of $2,750. All 3 were leaking"

Koren S., TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I believe it was an oil pimp gasket"

R S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"rear main seal Oil pan gasket"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"oil pan leak"

Lawrence U., OH (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"detected small oil leak on oil pan cover"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Diffuse oil leak from oil pump and many failed oil seals (occurred around 100K mark!). Proving to be costly to replace failing parts"

Jennifer D., GA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Oil has been leaking for a couple of years"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"from the rear main seal of the engine"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Gas tank had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Every time it rains, the driver's side floor board gets soaked"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leak into vehicle cabin -unsure of source site- water on floor of driver's area. Not from around windshield/windows"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks into the trunk. I believe it is coming in through one of the body panel seams. Attempt to seal the leak have been unsuccessful"

Dennis C., MA (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"drain tube for sunroof was plugged causing an interior leak. this was an easy fix"

Glenn L., VT (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"radiator hose broke"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Water standing in driver floorboard, traced to clog in drainage system for sunroof. Successfully fixed"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"previously mentioned"

Jack G., PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"THE RUBBER THAT SEELS THE DOOR IS COMING OUT"

Daniel T., AL (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sunroof drain leaks water into rear pax floor. Body to trunk structural seams leak melt water during winter months"

Jack G., PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"sun roof leaked"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling noise in the rear of the car for the last month. So far, it has not affected the car's performance or reliability"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"related to the from springs"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Have had several parts replaced but noises continue"

Ronald H., IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I had struts replaced 2 years ago, and since that time I have a rattle under the car the is very loud when ever the road is even mildly rough. I have had the mechanic try to find what is causing this 3 diff times"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in R and L front wheel wells especially when turning hard. Dealer claims heat shields are bent, but 3 repairs still haven't fixed it"

William C., WI (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"loud squeak/rattle in the rear suspension area of the car"

George B., MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Front suspension makes noises on bumpy country roads"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"Radial caused by screws from under dashboard, which dealer can not find to fix"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"the stripping around the doors has always been loose and it is VERY noisy esp when driving freeway speeds WHILE the wind is blowing"

Anonymous, UT (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Traveling the interstate wind noise is very noticiable from the driver and front passenger windows"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Had two 6 cd changers put in this car and they both went bad in a few months. People can't seem to get it right. CD changer presently not working. Expense is really high from Honda. Do not get a 6 cd changer. single changer works better"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"The factory catalytic convertors are designed with welded bolts on the flanges. When the bolts rust and fail you need to replace the convertor. After market convertors have separate nuts and bolts that can be replaced individually for $1.50"

Craig L., MI (2002 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"Needed replaced"

Jeff H., IN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"It went out. $400 to repair. Considering the mileage, this wasn't a problem"

Bob K., KS (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic convertor failed, but I got 207,000 miles use from it. I actually think that is amazing"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter was pretty old and it needed a change"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to holes in pipes that were replaced"

Dennis M., PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Car has original (2002) exhaust system. Exhaust leaked near the catalytic converter flange. Auto shop welded the leak, problem solved, original exhaust system remains in tact"

Roger S., OH (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Well, This was a Exhaust Manifold with California emissions, so the exhaust manifold is designed very different from other EX models, cleaning up the carbon buildup is very difficult as it has only one outlet under the EGR valve. So I had to put extr"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise due to faulty catalatic converter"

Jeff H., IN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Muffler

"Rough sounding...assuming from muffler or one of the various connecting pipes"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"muffler had hole rusted through"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Muffler did not work properly. There was a leak and the noise was not acceptable"

Anonymous, QC (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"small hole in the muffler"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Deterioration due to age"

Dennis M., PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"exhaust pipe rusted through and fell apart"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Pipes rusted out due to age"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Connecting flanges deteriorated, had non-dealer service center install a "Sleeve" to connect pipes"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The car had two thin spots just before and just after the converter. Piping was thin enough to make replacing the converters without replacing the pipes a pointless expense"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"the container is loose and pulls out with I try to unplug the connected USB devise"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"backlight goes on and off intermittently. annoying. such a small problem with such a big expensive fix. won't fix unless whole dashboard needs to come off for another reason"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Cruise control

"cruise control no longer will control fuel flow (still sets, and will - oddly - downshift the transmission when speed falls, but can't "push on the gas")"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Gauges

"Light bulbs 6 had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"electronic odometer no longer displays"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Bulb went out - replaced the bulb"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"One of the tail lights has burned out a few times"

David S., GA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"One brake light works intermittently. Dealer has been unable to fix"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"Same problem over the life of the car - brake lights go on, on their own when the car is off, and drain the battery. It has been repaired by outside mechanics and by Honda. A part gets loose within the car and needs to be adjusted or replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights behind the gauges needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Part of the dashboard background lighting does not light up. The gauages are fine"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"gaslight went out, it is now working"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rear brake lights not working. Not due to a burned bulb. Was electrical"

Anonymous, NV (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Break light falsely on when car is started especially in cold weather. The sensor was replaced but sometimes it is on"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"2 issues - The brake lights were out. Not a significant problem, but an issue since the panel that indicates this had gone out as well, we had no idea there was an issue. We had to have the warning light indicator replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Body control module

"My lights would dim and seemed to be generally dimmer than other cars on road. Mechanic suggested replacing an electrical relay rather than the whole module. A bulletin suggested that this had been an issue with some accords. Replacing the relay sav"

Clark V., NC (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"intermittent wiper setting not working. Was told that whole computer would have to be replaces. Did not repair"

Lynn B., CA (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C no longer works"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"pully wore out became loose after 23oooo"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The compressor started to fall apart , had to have it replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A/C was not cooling"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"failed ,had to replace with new one"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"That is only a guess. I have nort had the problem diagnosed"

David H., TN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor broke, only 78000 miles and feels like bad quality"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Relay switch burned out, needed replacement"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Loss of refrigerant caused by leaking/damaged condenser, needs replacement"

David S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Radiator developed a leak and needed replacement. Also, a tube that ran from the radiator to the outlet near the window wore through with age and was replaced"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Having to replace refrigerant every year"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Needs an annual Freon charge"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Suspect that I need to replace the air conditioning compressor unit"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The hose from the compressor leaked over the winter, allowing the refrigerant to leak out"

Wayne S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It may be a compressor issue. One side works the other side of the duel climate control is hot when you want cold , and cold when you want hot"

David H., TN (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"This is my 2nd Accord. The 1st one I drove for 10+ years. Both cars developed mold in the AC system. Periodically the AC must be be set to recirculate air, run on high with generous amounts of Lysol sprayed into the internal vents. Very annoying"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"The engine had to be cleaned because of the recycled burned fuel"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"failed bypass solenoid /2way valve, then afterward (second repair) to replace charcoal canister that only was noted after solenoid valve replace and system reconnected. total cost $1000"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor Malfunctioning Reporting loss of fuel Pressure but Pressure was constant"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"catalytic converter lost efficiency due to substrate breaking free from housing"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Set off check engine light and had to be replaced- It did effect driving but had to be replaced to clear the check engine light and pass inspection"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor failed. Expensive repair (parts cost)"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"I've driven with the check engine light on for over a year now"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Honda Accord SE Unsure)

"Check engine light"

Lorenzo M., CT (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine Check light came on. Using a OBD2 diagnostic code checker, it indicated the 'Denso 234-9014 Air Fuel Ratio Sensor' was bad. <http://www.amazon.com/Denso-234-9014-Fuel-Ratio-Sensor/dp/B000C5UFW6/> It was easily accessible, in front, on the"

Walter M., NJ (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"O2 sensor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"just needed replacing"

Jonathan K., MA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is misfiring and running lean"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

"High idle speed"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Cannot load CD"

Curtis C., AZ (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"6 CD Player stopped playing, and would no longer eject discs or change which disc was selected"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"No longer accepts or plays CD's"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

"CD changer stopped playing & would not eject CD"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rejects CDs"

B K., NE (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"cruise control stopped working. This is a real problem on longer trips, especially on throughways, expressways, etc"

Charis-Mary M., NY (2002 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

"Cruise control button not working"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Sometimes my odometer will have blank spaces & I am unable to read the mileage, then it will clear"

Clara E., FL (2002 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"After five years of owning the car the backlight for the screen that displays the clock, temperature settings and radio burned out. The cost to fix was over 200.00. I didn't fix"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The display on the radio showing the station # intermittantly looses pixels"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Two cyclinders had to be reworked. Problem caused engine light to activate and the car was running rough"

John F., NJ (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Started using oil six months ago. Told it's the valve stem seals that need replacing"

Jeff S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"burns more oil than normal expected for milage"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car had 75000 miles on it when "due to the age of the car" there was a leaking balancer shaft seal causing the car to lose all oil. This was repaired and the timing belt etc. was replaced. The engine now seems to be fine"

Jack B., CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"A new valve cover gasket set and a new O ring on distributor were installed"

Steven C., IN (2002 Honda Accord EX Unsure)

"Radiator filler neck cracked where it joins the radiator causing the car to loose coolant which resulted in a head gasket failure causing internal damage to the engine resulting in a rebuild of the engine"

Robert B., CA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"auto change at 150000 Km; this is 2nd change"

Alan B., ON (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing belt came very close to breaking during highway driving. Mechanic said, "It could have ripped your engine apart...you're so f'ing lucky." It DIDN'T, fortunately, but hearing that was very scary!"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Did not cause any problem with running of engine, but is expensive ($600)"

Michael N., MD (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"Within last year front drivers window malfunctioned. This is the second window failure in the last ~5 years"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"The propulsion system for the drivers side window broke, i.e. it was stuck closed"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"the window regulator died the day after I bought the car"

Dennis F., TX (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"rear drivers side door does not open from the outside even when unlocked. Door can be pushed open from the inside"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Glass defects

"Significant windshield cracking from a rock chip"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord SE Unsure)
Locks and latches

"Rear door exterior handle broke off"

David S., CA (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Rear door on driver's side will not open. Dealer replaced handle, after 4 visits still does not work"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Driver side back door outside door handle latch quit working. Can only open from inside door handle"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Alternator failed causing battery failure, leaving us stranded until a kind person jumped our car allowing us to get to a repair garage"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced battery with a new one"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Normal battery failure due to age. Replaced battery. No more problems"

Chris M., NM (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Rotor out call failure resulted in disabled car requiring tow"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"distributer failed and then a second unrelated problem caused the engine to stall. I don't recall what that problem was"

Laurence R., HI (2002 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Heater hose failure resulted in loss of coolant and required tow"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater hose burst"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord Unsure 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"pump ran 324000 Km; changed to new when timing chain was changed, as a precaution"

Alan B., ON (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Thermostat failed, causing the engine to overheat, in turn causing other heat-related engine problems: burnt fuel residue in engine caused misfiring. Had to open the engine and clean valves, etc. by hand. Only problem i have ever had with this car"

Chris M., NM (2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"It snapped in half, leaving my wife stranded in the middle of town. Had to be towed away"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6281043
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 11 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 22 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES COMBINATION HEADLAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE HEADLAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES AT 310-327-4981.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO J & A AUTO ACCESSORIES AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E044000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1215
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 08 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN ALFAOTTO COMBINATION HEADLAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
ALFAOTTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ALFAOTTO AT 626-656-2992 OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT WWW.ALFAOTTO.COM.
For more 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E038000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 724
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 18 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN EAGLE EYES AND SONAR HEADLIGHTS AND CORNER LIGHTS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON 1988-2005 HONDA CIVIC, 1990-2005 HONDA ACCORD, AND 1990-2001 ACURA INTEGRA PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. HEADLIGHTS AND CORNER LIGHTS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TOM MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF NONCOMPLIANT LIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN APRIL 17, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOM MOTORSPORT AT 626-968-4007.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET LIGHTS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E032000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 845
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 21 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN POLI-AUTO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES, P/NOS. 11-728, 11-728D, 11-710, 11-419, 11-713, 11-703, 11-704, 11-708P, 11-735, 11-725, 11-726, 11-716 (P&C), 11-721-1, 11-733, 11-729, 11-730, AND 11-732, SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
POLI-AUTO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE HEADLAMPS AT ITS ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT POLI-AUTO AT 305-477-1356.
For more 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1450
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Jan 28 2005
IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE REMOVING THE KEY AND FAILS TO ENGAGE THE PARKING BRAKE, THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INTERLOCK OPERATION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE "OFF" POSITION AND REMOVE THE KEY WITHOUT SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION TO PARK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERFORM AN INSPECTION PROCEDURE THAT CONFIRMS INTERLOCK FUNCTION. VEHICLES WILL BE UPDATED WITH A REDESIGNED INTERLOCK LEVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NOS.P68, P69.CUSTOMERS 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 486659
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Aug 28 2002
IF THE TIMING BELT BREAKS, THE ENGINE WILL STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, SEDANS, COUPES, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V6 ENGINES, A TIMING BELT TENSIONER PULLEY ON THE WATER PUMP IS MISALIGNED AND COULD CAUSE THE TIMING BELT TO CONTACT A BOLT ON THE CYLINDER HEAD. EVENTUALLY THE BELT COULD BE DAMAGED AND FAIL.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WATER PUMP AND IF IT IS ONE OF THE DEFECTIVE PUMPS, THE WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 30, 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.
For more information:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V226000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17551
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