The 2012 Honda Civic

Honda recalls 2012 Civic models over incorrect steering columns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and American Honda have announced a voluntary recall of a very small number of 2012 Honda Civic models over the concern that these vehicles may have been equipped with the wrong steering column - an issue that could lead to improper function and an increase chance of injury during an accident.

This newest 2012 Honda Civic steering column recall pertains to a very select number of vehicles built between October 26th 2012 and October 30th 2012. In total, just 157 examples of the Honda Civic may be affected by this issue so compared to the vast number of Civics sold over the past few months, it is a miniscule sampling of the popular Japanese compact car that may be sporting the incorrect steering column.

Unlike many recalls that relate to the steering system, this new 2012 Honda Civic recall centers more around the safety design of the car and the steering column. During that short span of time in October, workers at the Honda Civic assembly facility may have inadvertently installed the steering column tilt brackets intended for use in the refreshed 2013 Honda Civic on 2012 model year vehicles. Honda is concerned that in the event of an accident – especially one involving a front end collision – the incorrect steering column and tilt brackets will not collapse or “crumple” as expected and that could lead to an increased chance of injury to the driver.


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