Recall 18V817000

Child Seat Anchorage System Information Is Not Accurate In The Owners Guide

Recall Details

The child seat anchorage instructions may be incorrectly listed in the owners guide for Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R models. Dealers will replace the owners information kit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The information provided in the owners guide instructing vehicle owners how to operate the child seat anchorage system in Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R models may be incorrect. This can mislead owners to improperly install the seats, resulting in the increased risk of injury in 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 January, 2019. 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. The Honda recall number is O3A.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., November 16, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 16, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Honda Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles. The owners guide in these vehicles may have incorrect information for properly using the child restraint anchorage system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."
Incorrect information for child restraint anchorage system usage can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the owners information kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O3A.
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
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