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Honda recalls over 140,000 Civics and Fits because Transmission Software may Result in Pulley Damage

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16th, 2014, to November 6th, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12th, 2014, to May 12th, 2015.

The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.
2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Report Receipt Date: September 15th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V574000
Component(s): Power Train
Potential Number of Units Affected: 143,676

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Honda / Civic 2014-2015
Honda / Fit 2015

 

Consequence

If the transmission drive pulley shaft is damaged, it may break, and the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the transmission, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16th, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1.888.234.2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are JU2 (Civic) and JU3(Fit).

Notes

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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