Honda recalling 35,984 units of the Passport SUV from 1998 to 2002

2002 Honda Passport 4WD EX

Honda said it is recalling 35,984 units of the Passport SUV from the 1998 to 2002 model year to inspect the front brackets of the rear suspension lower trailing links.

“In areas where road salt is extensively used, the forward mounting bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link may suffer excessive corrosion, Honda said in a statement. “This may cause the lower link bracket to become detached from the frame, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. A small number of incidents have been reported related to the issue; however no injuries have been reported.”

The recall is limited to the “salt belt” states where road salt is commonly used during the winter, including: 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.

To fix the issue Honda will inspect the lower trailing link frame brackets for corrosion and replace them if necessary. Notification to customers begins on December 17, 2010.

– By: Omar Rana