2012 Honda Civic recalled for gas leak that could cause fire.
Honda is recalling 1,156 2012 Civic coupes and sedans in the U.S. because a fuel leak could result in a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Honda said in a statement that no injuries or fires have been reported related to this defect and that most of the affected vehicles have not yet been sold.The recall will begin on May 27."There is a possibility that an O-ring, which seals a connection in the fuel feed line, is misaligned," said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. "If the O-ring is misaligned, a small fuel leak may occur. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire."
Honda said in a statement posted on its Web site that no injuries or fires have been reported related to this defect and that most of the affected vehicles have not yet been sold.
It explained that during manufacture of the fuel-line assembly, an O-ring may have been displaced, which could potentially lead to a fuel leak at a joint where two segments of pipe attach to each other.
In other documentation filed with the federal government, Honda said that a worker at Honda Canada Manufacturing first noticed a fuel smell on a 2012 Civic on April 29. The company initiated a production hold on suspect units on that day.
Honda dealers will replace the fuel feed line assembly in the affected Civics. The recall is expected to begin on May 27. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
By Anita Lienert via Insideline