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Steering column issue prompts recall of 157 Honda Civic vehicles




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SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
HONDA / CIVIC 2012

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) Report Receipt Date: NOV 21, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V548000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 157

Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Civic passenger vehicles, manufactured from October 26, 2012, through October 30, 2012. These vehicles were assembled with the incorrect steering column assembly.

Consequence:
The steering column may not have proper energy absorbing characteristics, which could increase the risk of injury during a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on December 4, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes:
Honda's campaign recall number is S69. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
 
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