About 50,000 Honda Civics built for model year 2012 are being recalled for their left driveshaft, which could come apart while driving and cause an accident.
The driver’s side driveshaft was not assembled correctly, Honda says. While in motion, it might separate from the rest of the car and become disconnected from the engine. Worse yet, if the Civic is put in park—without a parking brake, as many automatic-transmission drivers are used to—the car might roll away and hit something.
No injuries or crashes have been reported. Neither Honda nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have released exact numbers yet, but Honda will be contacting owners beginning in late June and to inspect and repair defective Civics at local dealerships.
If you have any further questions, you can reach Honda at (800) 999-1009 and selecting option 4.