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Honda is recalling 1,156 of its recently introduced 2012 Civic sedans and coupes over faulty O-rings that could result in a fuel leak. In the affected cars, a misaligned O-ring that seals a connection in the fuel feed line could result in fuel leaking from the engine.

If any sort of ignition source is present, a fuel leak could obviously result in something quite tragic.

To remedy this problem, Honda dealers will replace the fuel feed line assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin before the end of the month; follow the jump for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's official statement.
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Make: HONDA
Model: CIVIC
Model Year: 2012
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 16, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V28800
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,156

Summary

HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CIVIC 2-DOOR AND 4-DOOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH MAY 2, 2011. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT AN O-RING, WHICH SEALS A CONNECTION IN THE FUEL FEED LINE, IS MISALIGNED. IF THE O-RING IS MISALIGNED, A SMALL FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR.

Consequence

FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy

DEALER WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FEED LINE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes

HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R79. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      tantareanujellob
      • 4 Years Ago
      So who wants to be the next sucker to buy a honduh?
        NightFlight
        • 4 Years Ago
        @tantareanujellob
        Why are they a sucker to purchase the most reliable vehicle in their segment, that has the highest owner satisfaction ratings, with the best resale value, and lowest TCO? Really, I'd love to hear your intelligent answer to that one. Not everyone wants a super sports car, they just want reliable A-B transportation. Different strokes for different folks, and I am glad that it is that way.
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      Goody
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      Autoblog : Since you integrated your commenting w/ Facebook & other services, the commenting has gone down the drain. Jalopnik is kicking your ass in relevant content & intelligent commentary.
        Healthy Chap
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Goody
        I came here for the commentary. Now I just look at it and sigh. Plus there's the >lol I'm always going to show you the newest comments first. Thing is, the newest comments are usually not the most relevant.
        Brokenarrow
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Goody
        They could fix everything by doing four simple things: 1.They need to arrange posts by rating and not by age so we can moderate the comments by burying the crap and bringing the good but more recent comments up(this would also put an end to people irrelevantly replying to the first post because they know their post will to the bottom and never be seen otherwise). 2.They need to give us our profiles back so we can keep track of our posts. I know I don't mind looking at and replying to people and seeing replies to my posts, in fact that's half the fun of commenting, but since the change doing this has been a pain. This place moves to fast, so that article I commented on 3 hours ago might be at page three one day. Call me lazy, but while I do have an internet addiction I'm not scouring the site to find my post(which may not have even been seen) or placing a bookmark everytime I post. 3.Let me change my vote at anytime. Sometimes I accidentally click the wrong one or sometimes I upvote a well written post that says something moronic in the last sentence. 4.Get rid of this integrated to everything nonsense. I don't want to casually post on an automotive blog using something that is connected to my real life. It makes things more complicated to join, make comments more annoying to make, and is just generally a pain with absolutely no added benefit.
      oi8thepie
      • 4 Years Ago
      What fuel is it leaking? Radiation or petro
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        @oi8thepie
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        Synthono
        • 4 Years Ago
        @oi8thepie
        I didn't realize Alliston, Ontario and Greensburg, Indiana had any radiation problems. Learn something new every day.
          NightFlight
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          @ AUTOBLOG See, Renaurd is a perfect example of the problem people are talking about. He is blatantly trolling your boards and seriously degrading the quality of discussion. Everyone knows (or should know) where a vehicle in question is manufactured. If they don't, research it, takes literally 30 seconds.
      NightFlight
      • 4 Years Ago
      1,156 is an insignificant number. I'd venture to say that most of those vehicles are in transit or still sitting on dealer lots. It is nice to see that Honda caught the problem so quickly though.
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        @NightFlight
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          HaterSlayer
          • 4 Years Ago
          Yeah, someone just noticed gasoline was leaking out of their brand new car. *rolls eyes* In both cases it was bad and both companies did good by having it fixed
          Renaurd
          • 4 Years Ago
          Oh yeah ass-fixy-ation is a wonder way to go flutterby.
        Jesus follower!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Not really when you factor in how many people they will tell. Word spreads fast this day in age!
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          Renaurd
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          Whats-a-matter that Honda shaped ***** you bought ain't big enough for ya.
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      NightFlight
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      Autoblog, please just shut down the commenting system until you can implement a proper fix. This isn't helping the sites reputation, at all.
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        @NightFlight
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        poopoohead100
        • 4 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        Just for Honda threads. Those are where the Honda fanboys and Detroit trolls seem to congregate the most. And I'm also running out of popcorn.
      mikemaj82
      • 4 Years Ago
      people are still dumb enough to buy hondas, eh?
        Rob
        • 4 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Not a honda fan here but it is a GOOD thing auto makers recall quickly before it becomes an major issue. Like another poster said..no car company is recall free
      o2
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is such an average piece of crap. underpowered, outdated-looking, and at last... unreliable which was about the only positive side civics always had. Way to go HONDA... keep digging your own grave.
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      tantareanujellob
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thats 1156 fewer future honduh repeat customers.
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