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American Pickers: Mike’s L... 2:42
American picking partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are usually pretty good at spotting the hidden treasures and diamonds in the rough forgotten in the backyards, barns and garages throughout the American landscape. The Antique Archeology duo often takes gambles in the pursuit of high returns, but they rarely make unprofitable picks. However, Mike’s 2003 Honda Accord pick proves to being a losing proposition for the Pickers.For those of you who don’t already know, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has over 1200 complaints on file about the 2003 Honda Accord. Of the 1228 complaints (as of October 23, 2010) referred to this agency, 435 fall into the "power train: automatic transmission category."Information from the NHTSA web-site: reveals that in the 2003 Honda Accord, catastrophic transmission failure occurs quickly and many times at highway speeds. The complaints from NHTSA are mostly similar to each other in that the vast majority of the failures happen suddenly at higher speeds and the car's occupant(s) are often unsafely jolted forward while coming to a near stop in the travel lanes.This is a serious safety issue. Coming to a near complete stop from 60 or 70 miles per hour, in some reported cases, has resulted in some injuries and will eventually result in someone's death.In April of 2004, Honda issued a recall on the automatic transmissions of Honda Accords, Odysseys, Pilots and Acura 3.2CL and 3.2TL models. According to Honda's own press release, "this condition may lead to gear breakage and possible locking of the vehicle's transmission, creating a potential safety hazard." The very same potential failures cited in the 2004 recall have become frequent for owners of these vehicles in the years subsequent to the recall and the resulting "transmission lockup", referred to in the recall, that "could result in a crash" has become a reality for many.Honda was supposed to fix the problem when it issued the 2004 recall, however, it appears the company tried to do the cheapest thing for its bottom line in an attempt to have these vehicles fail after the warranty had expired. By not fixing the problem they are putting lives at risk and losing money for both Accord owners and Pickers alike.Need More Information About This Issue?NHTSA: http://www.safercar.govE-Mail: recall03accord@gmail.comFacebook:
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Keywords: Honda Honda Accord 2003 Recall Unsafe NHTSA American Pickers Mike Wolfe Frank Fritz Transmission Failure
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