2012 Honda Civic

Honda recalling 50k 2012 Civic models for driveshaft problem

The recall comes just one month after Honda recalled 1,156 2012 Civics for a fuel leakage issue.

Honda has announced the voluntary recall of roughly 50,000 model year 2012 Honda Civic vehicles due to a potential driveshaft problem. In particular, the left driveshaft (driver’s side) may be improperly assembled, which may cause it to separate from the outer CV joint. Such separation would result in the car being unable to move in any gear. Additionally, the vehicle may roll away if the parking brake is not correctly applied. No crashes or injuries have been reported thus far, according to Honda.

Recall notices will be mailed out beginning in late-June 2012. Honda encourages owners of affected Civics to bring their vehicle to an authorized dealer immediately after receiving a recall notice. Civic models requiring repairs will be serviced free of charge. Customers that do not wish to wait until late-June may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009 or online at www.recalls.honda.com. Concerned drivers can also learn more about the recall by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration online at www.safercar.gov or by phone at 1-888-327-4236.

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