Honda has recently announced a recall for several Civic and Fit models, over-seas, because of the CVT problems. According to the car manufacturer, the vehicles in question have an issue with their CVT which may lead to the loss of acceleration or the front wheels locking up, increasing the risk of a crash.
“The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft. 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”, says the NHTSA in its recall Summary and Consequence of the problem.
The affected Honda Civic vehicles are from the 2014 and 2015 model years and they have been produced between the 16th of January, 2014, and the 6th of November, 2014. The Fit cars are from the 2015 model year and they have been assembled between the 12th of March, 2014, and the 12th of May, 2015. The total number of potential affected cars stands at 143,676. Owners of these models will be contacted by Honda but for more details on the topic they can call the Honda Customer Service at 1 888 234 2138 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.