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Old 09-18-2010, 05:35 PM
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randomly shuts off and wont start on first time

It doesnt overheat and it sounds good when its on. It just randomly shuts off and it randomly wont start on the first time.
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Re: randomly shuts off and wont start on first time

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It doesnt overheat and it sounds good when its on. It just randomly shuts off and it randomly wont start on the first time.
ah trying to figure out what you have, so I guess when you try to start the car it takes several tries to get it started? Then once its running is randonly shuts off and won't start?

There are so many things this could be
1. won't start first try, could be starter, could be bad connection to battery terminals, could be weak battery, could be alternator not charging properly
2. randomly shuts off while driving, out of gas.
3. doesn't overheat, must have coolant flowing and thermostat is working properly.
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Re: randomly shuts off and wont start on first time

doesnt overheat, brand new alt. brand new bat. new belts, full tank o gas.. drives absolutely perfect any other time. strangest thing ive ever seen!!
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Re: randomly shuts off and wont start on first time

ignition switch 100% sure...happened to me and theres a recall on it btw. 97-01 ludes. itll get fixed for free just got mine done 2 days ago.

and same exact shyt happened to me i thought i was outta gas, or my battery but my bat, starter, and alternator new so i knew it wasn't that
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Summer 2002



Important Safety Recall: Ignition Switch

Dear Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey or Prelude Owner:


This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.


What is the reason for this notice?

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., has determined that a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists in the ignition switch on certain 1997 thru 2000 Honda automobiles. Electrical contacts in the ignition switch can wear prematurely due to high electrical current passing through the switch. Worn out ignition contacts could cause the engine to stall without warning. Although the engine will restart in most cases, if your engine stalls while driving in traffic or at highway speeds, you're at risk of being involved in a crash. Difficulties starting the engine (for example, hard-to-start, stalls immediately after starting, etc.) may indicate that the ignition switch is failing.


What should you do?

Call any authorized Honda dealer, and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The dealer will install an improved ignition switch, free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle at the dealership for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.


Who to contact if you experience problems.

If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:





American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Automobile Customer Service
Mail Stop 500-2N-7A
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746



If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:



Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590



Or call the toll-free Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.



What to do if you feel this notice is in error.

Our records show that you are the current owner or lessee of a Honda vehicle involved in this recall. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is incorrect, please fill out and return the included, postage-paid Information Change Card. We will then update our records.



If you paid to have a defective ignition switch replaced sometime in the past, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Refer to the attached Instructions for Reimbursement for eligibility requirements and the reimbursement procedure.


If you have questions.

If you have questions about this notice, or need assistance with contacting a Honda dealer, please call Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.



We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.



Sincerely,



American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Automobile Division
i copied that from the honda site. just call the 800 number and tell em about the recall and tell them your vin and ask if it has been done yet to your car, if it hasn't then take it to your nearest honda dealer
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