February 12, 2007
Honda to recall 45,335 Civic hybrids
Tokyo, Japan – Honda has announced it will recall 45,335 Civic Hybrid sedans worldwide to repair a defect in the converter that could cause a short circuit that would stop the engine. The company says the problem is apparently that the weight of a passenger on the rear seat backrest could bend the wiring terminal, potentially damaging the insulation and causing the short circuit.
The cars affected are the entire production from September 9, 2005 to September 2, 2006. Honda will recall 7,219 vehicles sold in Japan, and another 38,116 sold overseas, mostly in the U.S.