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Honda Civic Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 49 Honda Civic recalls between 1990 and 2017. Learn if your Honda Civic is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 13, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recall repairs on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 11, 2016

The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unsecured.

Recall repairs on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 11, 2016

A side marker light in the rear may not function as designed, as the circuit board inside the tail light assembly may be damaged. This could result in lack of proper visibility to other drivers.

Recalls on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. American Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 24, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recalls on your Honda or Acura must be performed by a Honda or Acura dealership, respectively. American Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in late June, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 9, 2016

The engine may seize when operating, causing it to stop running, which can increase risk of an accident or fire. 

Recall repairs on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. American Honda notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in the spring of 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda or Acura dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 15, 2015

The internal drive pulley shaft of the transmission may become damaged due to improper software settings for transmission operation. This would cause transmission failure, possible wheel lock up and increase risk of a crash.

Recalls on your Honda vehicle must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in October 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 15, 2015

When deployed in a crash, the passenger front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Honda recall numbers are J51 and J52.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 28, 2015

When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

Honda and Acura will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 16, 2015

In a crash that deploys the air bag, the driver side air bag may deploy with excessive pressure. The air bag inflator can rupture, and can cause metal fragments to strike and potentially injure occupants.

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles (a notification timeline has not been released as of the time of this writing). You can contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 4, 2014

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the passenger airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.

Honda/Acura will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 24, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.