Honda Recall of Certain 2006-2007 Honda Civic Hybrid Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—March 5, 2011.

Summary: Honda is recalling certain Model Year 2006 – 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles.  There is a potential for the voltage converter that relays power from the integrated motor assist (IMA) system to the vehicle’s electrical components to fail.

Consequence: This failure will cause the headlights to turn off, the engine to stall, and prevent the vehicle from being restarted, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the voltage converter free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin on or before March 18, 2011.  Owners may contact Honda Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009 and select option 4.

Notes: Honda’s Safety Recall No. R69. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov