Honda has issued a voluntary recall that only affects 157 Civics assembled for the 2012 model year. The issue at hand concerns incorrect steering column tilt brackets designed for the 2013 model that have inadvertently been installed on the 2012 model. While only a small snafu on Honda’s part, installing the wrong steering column tilt brackets can hinder a vehicle’s crash performance. The 2012 Honda Civic coupe earned four stars from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration while the sedan earned five stars overall. Honda uncovered this issue while performing quality checks before the vehicles left the factory.
Even with the small sample size, there haven’t been any accidents reported because of the incorrect steering column tilt brackets. Owners of the select 2012 Honda Civics that contain the wrong steering column tilt brackets will be receiving a notification through the mail starting in early December. Concerned owners who don’t wish to wait for the mailed notification can also call Honda directly at (800) 999-1009 and select option 4 or visit recalls.honda.com.
Through the first 10 months of 2012, Honda has managed to move 254,716 Civics. As for the 2012 Honda Civic hybrid, that has found 6,114 new homes through the end of last month. In October of 2012, Honda sold 20,687 Civic units and 453 Civic hybrid units. The 2012 Honda Civic coupe earned four stars from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration while the sedan earned five stars overall.