The steering column is designed in such a way that during a crash, if the driver was to come into contact with the steering wheel, the steering column would partially collapse, reducing the risk of injury to the driver. During the assembly of some 2012 Civics, an incorrect steering column was installed that doesn't meet the proper safety specifications. Honda dealers will replace the steering column on the affected vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.
Honda Civic Recalls
During vehicle assembly, the process required to properly seat the driver's side driveshaft and its retaining clip may not have been completed. As a result, the driveshaft may separate. If this occurs, the vehicle will have a loss of drive power and may roll away if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of a crash or pedestrian injury. Dealers will inspect the driver's side driveshaft and replace it as needed. The Honda recall number is S40.
A fuel line O-ring seal may be misaligned, which could cause a small fuel leak. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel feed line to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by May 27, 2011. The Honda recall number is R79.
Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011.
The "rollover" valve in the fuel pump assembly may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the vapor canister in the event of a rollover type crash. The canister could flood with fuel, resulting in an external fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump module and replace those found to be faulty. This recall is expected to begin by April 11, 2011. The Honda recall number is R65.
Honda is recalling 2003 Accord and Civic, and 2003–2004 Element models due to a defective interlock lever in the ignition switch. The lever may deform, which will defeat the interlock function on vehicles with an automatic transmission. This may cause a vehicle that has not been shifted into the "Park" position to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will remove the interlock pin and lever and replace them with new components, free of charge.
Honda has recalled 2001-2003 Civic, 2002-2003 Civic SI, 2001-2002 Accord, 2002 CR-V, 2002 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura TL, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure. This could cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.
Honda has recalled 2001-2002 Civic, Civic SI, and Accord vehicles and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure. This may cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.
Honda is recalling 2001 Accords and Civics because the driver's air bag may produce excessive thermal pressure, which may cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment. This will cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag, possibly injuring the occupants. Dealers will replace the air bag inflator free of charge.
Honda recalled a low volume of 2008-2009 Civic sedans for a possible missing nut on the fuel hose connector bracket. In the event of an accident, the bracket could become loose, causing damage to the fuel hose connector, which could cause a fuel leak. Dealers will install the missing nut on the affected units.