Recalled Honda Civic Vehicles Could Roll Away If Parking Brake Is Not Engaged
Improper heat treatment on the affected vehicles can result in the halfshaft breaking
The right halfshaft may have been improperly heat treated on approximately 5,400 model year 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe vehicles, reducing its strength. As a result, the auto manufacturer has recalled these vehicles.
What's the risk?
The improper heat treatment on the affected Honda Civic vehicles can result in the halfshaft breaking, preventing the engine from moving the vehicle, and can allow a possible roll away situation if the parking brake is not engaged. This can increase the risk of a crash.
What happens next?
Honda will notify owners of the recalled Civic vehicles beginning in mid-December 2017. Dealers will then inspect the halfshaft's serial number, replacing it as necessary and aligning the front wheels.
All repairs related to this recall will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.
For more information about this recall, contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Reference recall number K0E.