Honda recalls 50,000 Civic sedans due to driveshaft issues

Certain problems were detected in driveshaft of 2012 Honda Civic which has led to the company recalling over 50,000 such vehicles. Though no instances of accident or any other security issues were reported, the company has decided to replace these parts with immediate effect and Honda Civic owners will be notified by the end of June after which they will be expected to take their vehicles to dealers for inspection and to help determine if their vehicle will be requiring such a change or not.

Honda has surmised that about 50,000 Honda Civic cars of 2012 model year in the United States will be affected by this improper assembled part. This can lead to shaft dislodgement from the outer CV joint when the car is in motion thereby leading to loss of power and possibility of the car rolling away while in parked condition.

It was early 2012 when the company had recalled about 45,800 Honda Odyssey minivans due to faulty tailgate struts. Besides this the company had also recalled 8700 Honda Pilot and Acura MDC SUV due to faulty petrol tanks while 1300 vehicles of Honda CR-V were recalled to rectify control arm hitches.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Left Driveshaft Recall: 2012 Honda Civic

06/12/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif. — Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 50,000 model-year 2012 Civic vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if necessary, replace the left driveshaft. The left (driver’s side) driveshaft in certain vehicles may not have been properly assembled, potentially allowing it to separate from the outer CV joint while in operation. 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, increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-June 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in late-June, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.