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Recall roundup: Honda Civic for steering problems

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Recall roundup: Honda Civic for steering problems

The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Civic model because of a problem with the steering column.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 157 units of the 2012 Honda Civic will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to drive them back to the local dealership because of a problem with the steering column. The NHTSA says that the incorrect steering column assembly may increase the risk of a crash and a potential injury.

“The steering column may not have proper energy-absorbing characteristics, which could increase the risk of injury during a vehicle crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

The affected 2012 Honda Civic models have been produced between the 26th of October, 2012, and the 30th of October, 2012. No reports of crashes or injuries, related to this problem, have been received by Honda yet. The recall is expected to begin soon (December 4, 2012) and the carmaker’s dealers will replace the steering column in the affected vehicles. Meanwhile, owners are being advised to contact Honda at 800-999-1009.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - filed under Honda, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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