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.”
If you own a 2006-2009 with a coolant leak, Honda could replace your entire block (engine) for free, according to this article from Consumer Reports. “The free service applies to all Civics except the Hybrid and the Civic Si, and it effectively extends the original warranty to eight years, regardless of mileage.”
Leaking coolant can cause the engine to overheat and/or crack, so Honda has decided that vehicles with this issues should just get an entirely new engine.
“Honda wants to do right by the consumers who bought the Honda Civic because of its reputation for dependability and reliability,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda in Burlington. “Certainly normal engines shouldn’t be leaking coolant if they are less than 8 years old, so there’s an issue here that Honda wants to comprehensively take care of. Replacing the entire engine is no band aid fix, that’s for sure.”
If you have a 2006 to early 2009 Honda Civic, please contact Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to talk to someone about getting your vehicle’s engine replaced.
Honda announced that it is voluntarily recalling more than 886,000 Honda Odyssey minivans because of a potential problem with deterioration of the fuel pump cover, which could cause a fuel leak.
No incidents or injuries have been reported at this time.
According to this article, “Odysseys from 2005 through 2010 model years are involved. The recalled minivans were made between June 23, 2004, and September 4, 2010.”
Here are Apple Valley Honda, we want everyone to know that we are here to make sure you and your family are as safe as possible in your Honda Odyssey. “If you have questions, please feel free to Honda or us,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “All owners will be getting written notice and, of course, all repairs will be made by Honda dealerships, including Apple Valley Honda, free of charge to Odyssey owners.”
If you have questions or concerns about your Honda Odyssey, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Toyota announced a huge recall that affects 1.9 million Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles. Toyota reported there is a software glitch that could cause the cars to stall.
According to this article, “The software could cause transistors to become damaged, causing warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced or the car to stop. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.”
The vehicles affected by the recall are: 2010-2014 Toyota Prius hybrids, 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Toyota Lexus RX vehicles.
Toyota announced that it is recalling more than 261,000 vehicles with possible problems with the software of the braking system; this could result in a crash.
The recall affects the 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2012 Toy0ta RAV4, and the 2012 and 2013 Lexus RX 350. According to this article, “According to Toyota, an electrical component within the actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure for each of the brakes of the affected vehicles may experience an increased resistance.
“This would result in the illumination of various warning lights in the dash, including those for the stability and traction control systems as well as the antilock brakes. If this were to occur, Toyota says that the systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance during braking, and thus increasing the risk of a crash.”
Toyota will notify owners if they are affected.
Honda announced that it is recalling Honda Fit Hybrids produced July 2013 through February 2014 due to a potential software glitch.
The problem with the software issue could affect “the 7-speed dual clutch transmission or DCT, that could cause a delay in the ability to begin driving or the inability to move.”
Honda is encouraging people to check each DCT gear every day. Anyone with concerns or that has issues should contact their local Honda dealership. Any vehicles requiring a fix will be done so free of charge.
There has been no official recall, but U.S. safety regulators are investigating the Toyota Camry hybrid for issues with the brakes.
According to this article, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 59 complaints about intermittent loss of power-brake assist. The agency says the problem happens without warning. It causes increased stopping distances and requires more pedal pressure to stop the car.”
Two crashes but no injuries have been reported.
The investigation cover Toyota Camry Hybrids from the 2007 and 2008 model years.
Honda announced it is recalling 7,751 Acura RLX Sedans to replace bolts on the rear suspension that may not have been tightened properly.
No crashes or injuries have been reported because of this issue. Owners will be notified by mail in the coming weeks and any repairs necessary will be made free of cost to car owners.
Toyota announced that it is recalling the 2013-2014 Toyota Tacoma for a serious engine problem.
According to this article, “According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine flaw that could cause the Tacoma to stall in traffic — or worse.”
It’s a small number of vehicles affected by the recall built in couple months, less than 4,000 vehicles, but is a safety concern.
“The problem stems from improperly built valve springs in the Tacoma’s engine. Over time, wear and tear may cause the springs to break, and if that happens while a vehicle is being driven, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of an accident.”
Honda announced a voluntary recall of 300,000 Odyssey minivans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. A software malfunction may cause the brakes to apply involuntarily.
“If you have any questions about your Honda Odyssey, don’t hesitate to call us or contact Honda,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda in Burlington.
No injuries have been reported.