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"Recall Alerts"

04-07-2003

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall of 2003 Honda Odyssey
  2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall of 2002-2003 Mazda MPV


(1) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL OF 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued recall for Honda Odyssey Year: 2003 (3,617 units). Some fuel tanks have surface imperfections that could allow fuel to leak from the tank. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for surface imperfections. If any imperfections are found, the fuel tank will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during February 2003. Owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign Number is 03V014000. The notice can be viewed at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm


(2) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) PUBLISHES RECALL OF 2002-2003 MAZDA MPV

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalls Mazda MPV Years: 2002-2003 made from November 2001 - January 2003. On certain minivans equipped with front fog lights, the fog light bulb socket may have been installed improperly. The bulb socket and the wiring harness may separate from the fog light housing and drop inside the bumper. Should this occur, the heat from the fog light may cause a fire.

Dealers will inspect the installation condition of the fog light bulb assembly and repair it when necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during March 2003. Owners may contact Mazda at (800) 222-5500.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign Number is 03V053000. The notice can be viewed at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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