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Recall 16V526000

Tail Light Side Marker Lamp Inoperative

Recall Details

A side marker light inside the rear tail light assembly may be inoperative due to a damaged circuit board. Dealers will inspect both the tail light assemblies and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

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.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, July 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,846
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V526000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2016 Civic 2-Door vehicles manufactured February 23, 2016, through May 20, 2016. The affected vehicles may have a damaged LED side marker light circuit board inside the taillight assembly, making the marker light inoperable. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment."
Consequence
If a side marker light does not function, vehicle visibility can be decreased to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect both the taillight assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KB8.
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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