Honda recalls new Civic to fix problematic parking brake

Honda recalls new Civic to fix problematic parking brake

Honda is preparing to fix approximately 350,000 Civic sedans and coupes from the 2016 model year.

The company has identified a problem that prevents the electronic parking brake from engaging if it is applied too soon after turning off the ignition. The issue affects vehicles powered by Honda’s 1.5-liter turbocharged engine or 2.0-liter mill.

“If the EPB is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash,” the recall documents warn.

Vehicles equipped with CVTs will still engage a parking pawl in the transmission when put into ‘park,’ while manual gearboxes should be protected against rollaway if the vehicle is left in gear when turned off.

The automaker has received at least 342 warranty claims, but no reported rollaways or crash complaints.

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