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Recall 15V574000

Transmission Experiences Internal Failure

Recall Details

The transmission may lock up and fail due to an internal drive pulley shaft breaking from improper transmission software programming. Dealers will update the transmission software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

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.

Drive Train, September 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
143,676
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V574000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014, to November 6, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to May 12, 2015. The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.
Consequence
If the transmission drive pulley shaft is damaged, it may break, and the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the transmission, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JU2 (Civic) and JU3(Fit).
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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