Honda Civic recall: Honda recalls 50,000 2012 Civic cars due to possible drive shaft problem

By on Jun 14, 2012 in Automobile, United States Comments

American Honda Motor Company, which is based in Torrance, California, announced on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 a voluntary recall of around 50,000 units of the 2012 Honda Civic due to a possible problem with their drive shaft.



2012 Honda Civic
Image Credit: Honda.com

According to the press release posted on the official website of Honda that day, the left (driver’s side) drive shaft in certain vehicles may not have been properly assembled, which could possibly allow it to be separated from the outer CV joint while being used.

As noted in the report, if separation occurs, the engine will no longer propel the vehicle in any gear, and the vehicle may roll away if the parking brake has not been set when the gear selector has been placed in the ‘Park’ position, thus increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.

Apparently, the Japanese car maker noted that no crashes or injuries have been reported related to this 2012 Honda Civic recall, but will inspect the affected vehicles and will replace the left drive shaft if needed, for free of charge, in which owners will be notified via mail on or before June 21, 2012.

Nevertheless, Honda is advising all affected owners to bring their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification, and immediately call their office at (800) 999-1009, and select option 4, or visit Recalls.Honda.com.

Meanwhile, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) noted on their official website that this Honda recall has a campaign number of S40, and that the public can call their Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or visit SaferCar.gov for more details.



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