hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,715 miles

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problem #2

Jan 112018


  • 121,430 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. Upon inspection of the liftgate, the contact noticed that the vehicle retained excessive water from the tail lamp assembly. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified and provided case number: 06603477. The contact was informed that recalls were administered and enforced by NHTSA and was advised to call NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 121,430.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182002

(reported on)


  • miles
This is not so much a failure as a question/suggestion about what regulations are in place for us standards of rear taillight assemblies. A lot of manufactures have gone to using red turn signals that also serve as brake lights. The problem I have, and I'm sure this has caused accidents, is that when someone is indicating a turn 90% of the time they must brake to do so. But the act of braking obscures the turn indicator. When one turns they drop a lot more speed then someone braking with traffic. The uniformly red turn/brake light assemblies can cause confusion among drivers behind the turning vehicle and lead to misinterpretation of the drivers intention and lead to accidents. Has any study been done involving rear-end accidents involving turning vehicles" there is probably a higher % involving vehicles with red rear-turn signals. IM hoping that the NHTSA will perform a study regarding red turn signals and propose new regulations that require automakers to use yellow lenses for all rear-turn signals. Another issue with them is when the vehicles hazard lights are on. Having blinking yellow lights will alert drivers much quicker to the presence of a disabled vehicle than blinking red lights. The red lights will blend in with any other vehicle braking to slow due to the hazard. Thank you for taking the time to read my question, if this is not the right department for such a compliant/suggestion, can you please forward it to the appropriate personal. Could you also notify me of the proper department and its contact information for making such suggestions" thanks.

- Troy, NY, USA