Honda Is Recalling 350,000 Units Of Civic Coupe And Sedan

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Honda Motor Co. is recalling 350,000 units of the Civics in the US due to parking brakes which might not function properly. Models affected by the recall are of the 2016 make and is only for the US region.

The Japanese automaker said the electric brake might not work is it is applied immediately post turning off the ignition. Also, if the brake can not be applied, the "brake" warning light will blink in the instrumental panel.

The Civic is at risk of rolling away if the parking brake is not working and the driver does not select the parking gear.

The company said no crashes or injuries have been reported; however, the problem was identified through warranty claims.

Honda will notify its customers in the U.S. starting next November 2016 and the company will repair the cars without charging the owners of the Civic.

Honda will update the software of the ECU to fix the problem and the company will notify the owners by mail in early November.

The Honda Civic is powered by the choice of two engines. The 2.0-litre 16-valve, i-VTEC petrol mill which punches out 156bhp and 138Nm of torque.

The 1.5-litre 16-valve, Direct Injection turbocharged petrol unit produces 172bhp and 162Nm of torque.

The Civic is offered with the 6-speed manual gearbox on the 2.0-litre engine, while there is an option fo 6-speed manual and CVT automatic gearbox for the 1.5-litre engine. The gearbox sends the power to the front wheels of the Civic.

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