Honda Is Recalling 50,000 Civics After Discovering They Can Roll Away Without Warning

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Honda is recalling the 2012 Civic because it can stall or roll away without warning.The recall affects around 50,000 Civics sold in the U.S.

Honda said Tuesday that the driver’s side driveshaft in some Civics may not have been properly assembled and can separate from its position.

The driveshaft sends power from the transmission to the front wheels. If it separates, the wheels won’t move even if the driver is pressing the accelerator. The car could also roll away from a parked position if the parking brake isn’t engaged.

Honda said no accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem, which was discovered through warranty claims.

Honda will replace the driveshaft for free in affected vehicles.

Owners will be notified by mail starting later this month.

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