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Old 16th September 2007, 11:39   #1
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Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co. is recalling 182,756 Civics, the automaker's second-best selling U.S. model, to fix a wheel-bearing seal that may leak and cause the wheel to fall off.

The recall, covering 2006 and 2007 model-year Civic sedans and coupes, was reported on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site. The affected models were made from March 24, 2005, through Feb. 8, 2007, Honda said.

Water may be able to seep past an O-ring seal on the wheel bearing, damaging the bearing, Tokyo-based Honda said in a letter on the NHTSA Web site. ``This could cause a wheel to fall off of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash,'' Honda said.

Honda, No. 5 in U.S. sales this year, said it will notify owners by mail starting Sept. 17 and replace any damaged parts for free. No injuries or accidents have been reported, said Honda spokesman David Iida, who is based in Detroit.

The automaker also is recalling 19,904 2006 model-year Civic sedans and hybrids to repair a brake-light switch that may fail, according to a letter on the NHTSA site. Honda said it will notify owners beginning Sept. 27.
Grease can build up on the steering column and allow oil to drip onto the switch, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and ``potentially resulting in a crash,'' Honda said. The extra grease may also prevent drivers from shifting gears out of the ``Park'' position, Honda said.

The two recalls don't overlap because the models affected were built in different places, said Iida, who declined to say what the recalls would cost. No accidents or injuries have been linked to the brake-light switch, Iida said.
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Old 16th September 2007, 14:29   #2
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If it affects any Indian Civics, I hope owners are notified with the same efficiency.
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Old 16th September 2007, 14:42   #3
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I am not sure, but shouldn't this thread be posted in the International Car Scene section? I understand that the Honda sells the Civic in the Indian market also but it is actually the USDM vehicles that have been recalled...
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Honda india may also do so,right now Honda is checking if this problem affects right hand drive civics

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"We have recieved a notice for a global recall. As far as we are concerned in India, we are not sure if this would affect here. However, when we get more details we will be able to take a call on it," Honda Siel Car India Senior General Manager (Marketing) Jnaneswar Sen said on Sunday.
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its there as front page news in all dailies today.
the guys from india are saying, they will recall if they get the orders to do so.
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Honda india may also do so,right now Honda is checking if this problem affects right hand drive civics
could this problem be linked with left hand drive or right hand drive cars ? IMHO left/right drive cannot be linked with this,if problem is there than it is likely to be there in all civics prior to some date. Honda india may require special orders !
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So, a major recall after Accord? Hmmmm, people are generally proud of quality of Honda.
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Old 17th September 2007, 19:41   #8
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Hope this thread does`nt turn into another Honda bashing thread.
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its because they are concern enough to recall the vehicle Honda is known for their reliability and they have a reputation to live up to
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QA can fail at any time, The Issue is realizing the faults at the earliest and ensuring that it does not happen in the future, Thats what Quality is all about- Back to Back Honda Recalls are an issue Honda needs to rework on, after all its a Honda-Recalls are rare.

But then Recalls have Happened in the past to Bigger Giants-Toyota,Dailmer Chrysler,Ford.

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Civic recall not required for India: Honda

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Japanese auto giant Honda, which is recalling over 1.8 lakh units of its luxury sedan Civic globally, today said it will not recall the model in India as its vehicles here were not affected.

"Honda does not require a recall in India as the problem does not affect our vehicles here," Honda Siel Car India Senior General Manager (Marketing) Jnaneswar Sen told PTI.

Honda had issued a recall notice of 1,82,756 Civics made between March 24, 2005 and February 8, 2007 because of a faulty wheel-bearing seal that may leak and cause malfunctioning of brake switch thereby preventing illumination of lights on braking.

Reassuring its customers, Sen said the recall of Civic in the US and Canada was not applicable for India.

The Civic model recalled are left hand drives while it is right hand drive in India.

In July, HSCI had recalled 2,310 Accords manufactured between 2005 and 2006 as part of a global recall.

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This is good for indian customers!
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