Product Recall for Honda 2006 Civic Hybrid

Honda has announced a recall of Civic Hybrid 2006 year model.

Today (Thursday, 03 March), Honda New Zealand has initiated sending a notification letter to owners of NZ-new 2006 year model Civic Hybrid customers advising of this recall in a DC to DC convertor which will be replaced free of charge when stocks are available.  It is estimated that approximately 200 Civic hybrid vehicles are affected in New Zealand. 

What's the problem?

Honda’s quality systems have detected the possibility of a failure of the DC to DC converter in the cars' IMA system, which could cause the engine to stall, following which the engine may not restart.  Fortunately, there have been only 21 failures reported internationally, out of many thousands.  

In the unlikely event that this situation should arise, customers should contact Honda on 0800 246 632 (0800 2Honda) for assistance. 

“Honda New Zealand would like to assure all Kiwi drivers that Honda is committed to ensuring the highest levels of on-going safety for customers and this has resulted in the recall. We are immediately initiating contacting customers and affecting the required rectification as soon as components are available.  If any customers have concerns we encourage them to contact Honda on the free-phone number 0800 246632,” says Graeme Seymour, Honda New Zealand’s Managing Director.

“Unlike recalls for other products, motor vehicles are registered product which enables the auto industry to contact vehicle owners directly through comprehensive databases or utilise the NZ Transport Agency’s vehicle licensing database.” he explains.