Honda seems to have really hit a rough patch. It’s not been long since the company launched its 2012 range of Civic, and its already recalling the car in the US. 1,156 Civic sedans and coupes are being recalled over faulty O-rings which may lead to a fuel leak. Now, a fuel leak is generally taken seriously as the presence of any ignition source in the leakage area may lead to fire. Honda’s US dealers will replace the fuel feed line assembly free of charge to remedy this problem.
Here’s the official NHTSA notice
Model Year: 2012
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V28800
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,156
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CIVIC 2-DOOR AND 4-DOOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH MAY 2, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT AN O-RING, WHICH SEALS A CONNECTION IN THE FUEL FEED LINE, IS MISALIGNED. IF THE O-RING IS MISALIGNED, A SMALL FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR.
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED LINE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT