Less than 10,000 2014 Honda Civic LX models are being voluntarily recalled by Honda because of possible tire damage. The recall affects vehicles manufactured Nov. 26, 2013 through Jan. 21, 2014
According to this article in Edmunds.com, “”In the affected vehicles, during mounting of the tires, the tire bead may have gotten pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims, resulting in damage to the tire,” said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. “The tire damage could cause the tire to lose air, increasing the risk of a crash.”
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
“All Honda Civic LX owners will be notified directly by Honda,” said Tony Carter, general manager of Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “But if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.”