Honda has issued a recall of just 157 examples of the 2012 Civic due to a steering column issue. The sedans in question were built between October 26 and October 30 this year, and were fitted with the wrong steering column assembly. Because these particular columns "may not have proper energy absorbing characteristics," in the event of an accident the risk of injury is increased.

Honda is notifying owners and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the recall is expected to begin on December 4. The affected owners will have their steering columns replaced free of charge. The bulletin below from NHTSA has more information.
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Report Date: December 3, 2012 at 12:39 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V548000

Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2012 HONDA / CIVIC
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Report Receipt Date: NOV 21, 2012
Potential Number of Units Affected: 157

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.

The steering column may not have proper energy absorbing characteristics, which could increase the risk of injury during a vehicle crash.

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.

Honda's campaign recall number is S69. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety