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Honda Civic Lemon Law – Steering Recall

American Honda Motor Company will recall a small number of vehicles that can suffer potentially dangerous steering issues.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported the Torrance, California-based manufacturer will recall 54 2017-2018 Honda Civic and 2017-2018 Honda CR-V vehicles built between Sept. 5, 2017 and Oct. 9, 2017.

The affected vehicles contain torque sensor magnets not properly affixed to their intended locations, Honda stated in its defect description. If enough steering force is applied, the magnet can detach and make the system apply steering assist in the opposite direction. This can result in an infinite loop of opposite, incorrect steering assist increasing crash risk.

Honda’s recall chronology states from February to March 2018 the company received unintended steering claims. The company recovered parts but was unable to replicate the defect through testing. However Honda’s United Kingdom-based plant conducted its own testing from April to June 2018 and were able to replicate the defect.

Component supplier Showa Autoparts Mexico conducted its own analysis and found the torque sensor magnets were not staked to the input shaft.

Honda initiated a recall on Sept. 20, 2018.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly for free. The recall will begin Nov. 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are C2N and P2O. Honda consumers can also visit the NHTSA’s website, and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.

Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.

If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to help you. Lemon law attorneys assist their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.

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