The 2016 Honda Civic is being recalled to address an issue with its electric parking brake.
According to the Japanese automaker, approximately 350,000 units are affected by the recall in the U.S. Both the coupe and sedan models are involved and dealerships will update the electric parking brake (EPB) software for free to address the issue.
The software currently on the affected vehicles for the Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Control Unit may prevent application of the EPB when it is applied immediately after turning the vehicle ignition off. If the EBP cannot be applied, the “BRAKE” warning indicator on the instrument panel will flash for 15 seconds to alert the driver.
In addition, if the EPB isn’t properly set and a parking gear is not selected by the driver, the vehicle could potentially roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. Honda notes that the condition does not occur if the EPB is applied before turning off the vehicle ignition.
No crashes or injuries have been related to the issue, which was discovered through warranty claims associated with the illumination of the brake warning light.