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Has anyone been contacted by Honda yet? I picked up my Pilot on December 27th and haven't heard anyting as of yet. I'm guessing that because I picked up my Pilot quite a few months after this recall was issued, that the problem was already looked at (heck, my Pilot may have not even been built yet!).


Got this info from:

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

Make : HONDA Model : PILOT Year : 2003

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V226000
Recall Date : AUG 21, 2002

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17551

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.

Consequence:
IF THE TIMING BELT BREAKS, THE ENGINE WILL STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
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 1-800-999-1099 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.

Notes:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
 

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*sheesh* missed that thread completely... :(

anyway, my vin# was not in that range...

thanks for the info! :)
 

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If there is a recall the dealerships are not allowed to sell a vehicle off of their lot until they fix it. So any Pilot that came out after the recall really should have the new pump. You could get the dealership in some trouble for selling you a car w/ a known recall on it. :eek:
 
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