Japanese auto manufacturing giant Honda has announced to recall the 2012 civic which have been sold in the US. The recall will affect about 50,000 cars for a potential driveshaft problem.
There are possibilities that the vehicle can stall or roll away without warning. Reports say that the left driveshaft (driver’s side) might be improperly assembled which might cause it to separate from the outer CV joint.
In such a condition the car will not be able to move in any gear and the car might even rollaway if the parking brake is not correctly applied. Honda said that till now no crashes or injuries have been reported. The recall notices will be sent out beginning late June 2012.
The company will be requesting the owners of the affected Civics to bring it to the authorized dealer immediately after they receive a recall notice. All the Civic models requiring the repairs will be repaired free of cost. The customers who do not wish to wait till the recall notice is being sent, can contact Honda Customer Service at 1800-999-1009 or through www.recalls.honda.com. More information on the recall can be availed from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration online at www.safecar.gov or call at 1888-327-4236.