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Recall 14V109000

Tire Bead Damaged From Time Of Vehicle Assembly

Recall Details

The tire beads may have been damaged by assembly equipment at the time the vehicle was assembled. Dealers will inspect the tires and replaced any damaged ones free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

When the vehicle was assembled and the tires were installed, the bead of the tires may have gotten pinched and damaged by assembly equipment.  This could cause the tire to fail without warning.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2014. 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 number is JD8.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, March 10, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 10, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,816
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V109000
Component
Summary
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Honda Civic LX vehicles manufactured November 26, 2013, through January 21, 2014. In the affected vehicles, during mounting of the tires, the tire bead may have gotten pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims, resulting in damage to the tire.
Consequence
The tire damage could cause the tire to lose air, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any damaged tire, free of charge. The recall began on April 15, 2014. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD8.
Notify
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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