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Old 21 Jul 2003, 03:34 pm
Beryl Lerner
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Default 2000 RL Master Brake Cylinder Recall

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Make : ACURA Model : 3.5RL Year : 2000
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V239000 Recall Date : JUN 30, 2003

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 814

Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS MAY HAVE INTERNAL
CORROSION, RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKING PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED STOPPING
DISTANCES.

Consequence:
THE CORROSION COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE A COMPLETE BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE,
INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, RESERVOIR, AND BRAKE
FLUID. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2003. OWNERS
SHOULD CONTACT ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO 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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