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Honda Recalling 25,000 Civics

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Honda Motor Co. recalled about 25,000 Civics on Thursday because the accelerator pedal was improperly installed on some 2006 models, which could cause a crash. If the pedal is improperly installed, it could come loose, cause the throttle to stick and raise the potential for a crash. Honda spokesman Sage Marie said there have been no crashes or injuries linked to the issue in the popular-selling vehicle. The "vast majority" of the 25,298 vehicles under recall in the United States have not yet been sold, Marie said. A dealer inspecting the vehicles discovered the problem in late September and reported it to the automaker, leading to an internal investigation, he said. Honda redesigned the sedan for the 2006 model year and it continues to post strong sales figures. The Japanese automaker sold 23,911 Civics in October, up 14 percent from last October, according to Autodata Corp. The company sold 257,749 Civics in the first nine months of this year, down 1.2 percent from 262,958 sold last year. Honda did not immediately have a breakdown of how many 2006 models have been sold thus far. The redesign includes a new floor-mounted gas assembly that involves the accelerator. The sedans under recall were manufactured from early June through early October, and countermeasures have been put in place on the assembly line to fix the problem, Marie said. Owners were being notified of the recall this month and told to bring their cars to a dealership. Dealers will either reset the pedal or replace the assembly at no cost to consumers.
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The new CiviD doesn't have an electronic throttle??? I thought every new (modern) car would have an electronic throttle?
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That's too bad... but giant, floor-mounted accelerator pedals rock. Our Passat's swings from the top, and it's rather annoying.
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The new Civics do have DBW (Drive by Wire). This sucks for Honda, but thankfully most of the vehicles weren't sold yet, and no customers were effected. I wonder what the cause for the problem is, the article is kind of vague.
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<_< Who Cares, Honda Sucks. Their new civic is the ugliest thing I have ever seen next to thw aztec. Which is truly the ugliest! :P :lol:
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That's too bad... but giant, floor-mounted accelerator pedals rock. Our Passat's swings from the top, and it's rather annoying.

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Guess what?

The new Passat has a floor-hinged throttle pedal!!!!!!!! Yippee!
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<_< Who Cares, Honda Sucks.  Their new civic is the ugliest thing I have ever seen next to thw aztec.  Which is truly the ugliest!  :P

:lol:

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Just because of that, Honda sucks?
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Hondas quality going to crap., same as toyota. This is GM and fords chance to shine and htey better not screw up (but probably will)
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Thank God for that 5-star safety rating. :lol:
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''The vast majority of the cars affected have not yet been sold'' and "they were built between June and October", I don't get it. You would think that cars built 4-5 months ago would have already been sold especially considering when Honda released their October sales #'s they were saying how great the new Civic sold. Plus dealers near here only had their Civic unveiling the week of October 10th. Just the typical auto company PR bull.
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The new CiviD doesn't have an electronic throttle???

I thought every new (modern) car would have an electronic throttle?

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or a seven speed automatic.
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''The vast majority of the cars affected have not yet been sold'' and "they were built between June and October", I don't get it. You would think that cars built 4-5 months ago would have already been sold especially considering when Honda released their October sales #'s they were saying how great the new Civic sold. Plus dealers near here only had their Civic unveiling the week of October 10th. Just the typical auto company PR bull.

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Ding. Ding. Ding.
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That's too bad... but giant, floor-mounted accelerator pedals rock. Our Passat's swings from the top, and it's rather annoying.

[post="41579"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]


The '06 Passat moved to a floor-mounted pedal!!!!!!!

:)

Edit....DAMN...I already responded to that.....

My BAD... Edited by The O.C.
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