Recall roundup – Honda Civic for parking brake issue

Recall roundup – Honda Civic for parking brake issue image

The Japanese automaker has decided to service almost 350,000 units of the 2016 Civic coupe and sedan models because the electric parking brake can malfunction.

Honda has announced the recall for the 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe models in the United States as the carmaker needs to update the software of the Electric Parking Brake (EPB), with the company announcing “the software 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 that’s the case, the “Brake” warning indicator in the instrument panel will blink for 15 seconds – the problem was reported through warranty claims associated with the illumination of the brake warning light and Honda adds no accidents or injuries have been reported.

The automaker will start to inform owners of the affected models next month. This adds to the ongoing recall issues Honda has, for example last month the company said additional units of the Fit, Civic, and Accord models from the 2009 through 2011 model years would be added to the ongoing Takata-supplied airbag inflator safety campaign – now covering almost 668,000 vehicles from the Japanese company. The automaker has some good news as well, with the Los Angeles Auto Show expected to feature the premiere of the Civic Si, a model slated just below the flagship Type R.

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