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Recall 17V706000

Right Front Axle Shaft Fractures While Driving

Recall Details

The right front axle shaft may fracture while driving because it may not have been heat treated properly. Dealers will inspect the shafts on affected vehicles, replacing them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The right front axle shaft may not have been heat treated properly. As a result, the axle shaft could break, preventing vehicle movement and allowing the vehicle to possibly roll away if the parking bake is not engaged. This increases risk of a crash.

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 December, 2017. 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

Drive Train, November 9, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 9, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,404
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V706000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe vehicles. The right halfshaft may have been improperly heat treated, reducing its strength.
Consequence
The improper heat treatment can result in the halfshaft breaking, preventing the engine from moving the vehicle, and can allow a possible roll away situation if the parking brake is not engaged. This can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the halfshaft's serial number, replacing it as necessary and aligning the front wheels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 15, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is K0E.
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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