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Safety Recall: Steering Column

BACKGROUND
During vehicle assembly, the wrong tilt bracket was installed on the steering column on a small number of vehicles. If an affected vehicle is involved in a crash, the steering column may not absorb the force of the impact as designed.
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CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
Owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this safety recall in December 2012.
Before doing work on a vehicle, verify its eligibility by doing an iN VIN status inquiry. Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your newor used vehicle inventory. As a matter of
federal law,these vehicles must be repaired before they are sold.
Should your dealership sell an unrepaired vehicle that subsequently causes injury or damage because of the recalled item, the dealership will be solely responsible to the damaged party, and will be required to defend and indemnify American Honda for any resulting claims. To see if a vehicle in inventory is affected by this recall, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Replace the steering column.

PARTS INFORMATION
Steering Column: P/N 53200-TR0-A02
Break-Away Bolt (two required): P/N 35102-TR0-003
TORX Bolts (two required): P/N 90134-S6A-A80

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
Operation Number: 510105
Flat Rate Time: 1.6 hours (includes alignment)
Failed Part: P/N 53200-TR0-A02
Defect Code: 5GY00
Symptom Code: S6900
Skill Level: Repair Technician

REPAIR PROCEDURE
1. Remove the steering column. Refer to the online service manual, enter keyword COLUMN, and
select Steering Column Removal and Installation.
2. Remove the two break-away bolts and remove the ignition switch assembly from the original steering column.
3. Transfer the ignition switch assembly to the new steering column using new break-away bolts.
4. Install the steering column. Refer to the online service manual.
 

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Report Date: December 5, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Search Type: VEHICLE
Make: HONDA
Model: CIVIC
Model Year: 2012


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Make: HONDA Model: CIVIC
Model Year: 2012
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)Report Receipt Date: NOV 21, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V548000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 157
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Civic passenger vehicles, manufactured from October 26, 2012, through October 30, 2012. These vehicles were assembled with the incorrect steering column assembly.
Consequence:
The steering column may not have proper energy absorbing characteristics, which could increase the risk of injury during a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on December 4, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Notes:
Honda's campaign recall number is S69. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 
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