More than 35,000 Honda SUVs are being recalled, relating to problems with their frames breaking.
Honda announced 35,984 Honda Passport SUVs recall Friday, saying suspension brackets on the SUV might “fall off the frame of the vehicle after extensive contact with large quantities of road salt” and cause a car accident, according to news reports.
Consumers who live in the “salt belt” states with a Honda passport with model years 1998 to 2002 are affected. Those “salt belt” states include: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
Several consumers have reported incidents related to this recall from the suspension bracket failure, but no injuries or deaths have occurred, according to Honda.
As a Los Angeles car accident attorney, I urge California Honda Passport owners to pay attention to this problem, even though the vehicles in the state are not affected by this recall. This recall could potentially be expanded in the future and it’s important to know about this safety problem with your vehicle.
Passport owners in the affected states are urged to get in touch with their local Honda dealership or visit the automaker’s website for further instructions.