Honda has issued a safety recall on the 2017 Civic due to an issue with the right half-shaft.
According to Cars.com, the right half-shaft was improperly heat-treated, decreasing its strength. This malfunction can result in the half-shaft breaking which could prevent the engine from moving the vehicle.
The error can also cause the vehicle to roll away from its intended spot if the parking break is not fully engaged.
The Honda Civic recall affects approximately 5,400 vehicles in the U.S.
Notification of Honda Civic Recall
Honda will not begin notifying drivers for TWO WEEKS. This poses a danger for Honda owners traveling during the holiday season.
Honda is recalling vehicles that were already recalled.
Owners are being urged to bring in their cars that were improperly fixed when recalled the first time for defective airbags. These vehicles are all part of the massive Takata airbag recall.
The Takata airbags were recalled due to improperly deflating and depositing shrapnel when ruptured.
No injuries have been reported with this recall. However, keep in mind that people have been driving around believing their cars were fixed and they were safe, only to find out they were still in extreme danger.
The original Takata airbag recall has killed 18 people, many in minor accidents that lead to their death due to the fatal airbag defect.