2005 Acura TL Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

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2005 Acura TL Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

 NHTSA Recall #66236
NHTSA Compaign #11E022000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerAFFINIA GROUP, INC.
 SupplierACURA
 BrandACURA
 ModelTL
 Model Year2005
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
 Date of notification20/07/11
 Begin date of manufacuring25/09/22
 End date of manufacturing25/09/22
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received22/06/11
 Report created22/06/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units150
 Defect summaryAffinia is recalling certain aftermarket front suspension lower ball joints, napa part no. 2601662, that may have been mistakenly installed in certain model year 2004 - 2008 acura tl vehicles due to a mistake in a napa and napa dealers' parts application catalogue.
 Consequence summaryMisapplication of this part could lead to separation of the ball joint from the lower control arm and collapse of the front suspension, which could potentially cause a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionAffinia is working with napa to identify any owners that have had this part mistakenly installed on to an acura tl vehicle, and will replace the part free of charge. The safety recall began on july 20, 2011. Owners may contact affinia group's warranty administrator at 1-815-759-7757.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .

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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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