The Problem: The car's stability control software currently prevents drivers from setting the electronic parking brake immediately after switching off the ignition. If the driver attempts to do this, the brake may not engage, and a brake light may flash on the instrument panel for 15 seconds. If the car's brake isn't properly set, and the car isn't in a parking gear, the car could roll away, potentially injuring someone or damaging the car.
Injuries/Deaths: No injuries or deaths have been reported.
The Fix: Owners can bring their affected Civics to a local Honda dealer where a software update will be installed free of charge to fix the issue.
If you own one: Honda will notify owners of affected cars by mail starting in early November. Owners can also check if their cars are affected by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or calling (888) 234-2138. Additionally, owners can check for recalls on their cars at safercar.gov.