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Honda recall 12V548000

Possible Incorrect Steering Column Installed

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Honda Civic 2012

Suspension & Steering, November 21, 2012

RepairPal Expert Overview

157 Civics are being recalled because the incorrect steering column may have been installed during vehicle assembly.


Honda will notify owners of the 157 affected vehicles beginning December 4, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Honda recall number is S69.


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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

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.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration