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Recall 16V725000

Electric Parking Brake Does Not Engage As Commanded

Recall Details

The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage as commanded if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. Dealers will update the vehicle's software to allow the EPB to engage immediately after the ignition is turned off free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off. This could result in the vehicle rolling away unsecured.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not 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 incomplete 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

Brakes, October 11, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 11, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
350,083
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V725000
Component
PARKING BRAKE

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Honda Civic two door and four door 1.5L turbo and 2.0L vehicles. The electric parking brake (EPB) may not engage if it is applied immediately after turning the ignition off.
Consequence
If the EPB is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to allow the EPB to engage immediately after the ignition is turned off, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 8, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KC6.
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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