Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) has issued a recall for the Honda Civic.
Description of Recall
On certain sedan and hybrid (cng) vehicles, during assembly, the telescopic steering column mechanism may have been over-lubricated with silicone grease. Over time, some of this extra grease may drip on the brake light switch causing the switch to fail.
Severity of the Defect
Failure may result in a loss of brake lights and an increased risk that the vehicle could be struck in the rear. In addition, a failed brake light switch could prevent shifting the transmission from the park position (vehicles with an automatic transmission).
Honda’s Recommended Action
Dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective cover overthe switch free of charge. The recall began on October 2, 2007. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.