Dec 13th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
Honda Motor Co. started a recall program last night on over 180,000 Civic sedans and coupes. The cause of the recall are that certain cars can have defective wheel bearing seals that leak. That’s not all, the problem can get severe enough to have the car loose a wheel!
All of the Civic models were produced at Honda’s Alliston, Ontario plant. The plant exports 80% of it’s production to the United States.
The automaker said in an Aug. 30 letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the seal where the antilock brake sensor mounts to the rear wheel bearing could allow moisture and salt to leak into the wheel bearing and cause corrosion.
This is a serious issue and a cause for much concern. Honda is doing everything in their power to make this a smooth and painless ordeal with as little press as possible. But still, with a problem like this, safety is a major concern.
Owners who have not been notified yet can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.