OREANDA-NEWS. Honda will voluntarily recall 5,404 model-year 2017 Civic 2-door and 4-door vehicles equipped with 1.5-liter engines and automatic (CVT) transmissions in the United States to inspect, and, if needed, replace the right driveshaft, free of charge. Honda has received no customer reports related to this issue, which was discovered during routine quality checks at the factory.

Due to an improper heat treating process at a supplier, the right driveshafts in these vehicles may break if they are from affected production lots. If a driveshaft breaks, the vehicle will lose drive power when driving or may roll away when parked without the parking brake engaged, each increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the driveshafts in the recalled vehicles to determine if they are from affected production lots, and, if so, replace them for free.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for inspection and potential repair. Mailed notification to owners of affected vehicles will occur in early-December 2017.