Reported Honda Civic Steering Flaw Can Lead to Accidents With Injuries
In a recent revelation by Honda, a significant oversight has come to light regarding a vital component in the Civic models: the power steering rack. David A. Wood of CarComplaints.com reported on October 27, 2023, that approximately 176,500 Honda Civic vehicles, including both 4-door and 5-door variants, are subject to a recall in the U.S. and Canada.
The heart of this recall pertains to certain 2022-2024 Civic models that underwent service repairs and had their power steering racks replaced. Honda has disclosed that these steering racks might not have been assembled correctly. The ramifications of such an oversight can lead to the tires rubbing against the car’s lower suspension or tie rod end. This chafing can result in significant tire damage.
Delving into the specifics, Honda stated, “The replacement steering racks for our dealerships were constructed with an inaccurate stroke length setting. This, in certain driving conditions, can lead to the tire, or a tire with snow chains, colliding with the lower suspension arm and/or tie rod end.” This contact could lead to punctures or other forms of tire damage, which could compromise the safety of the vehicle.
Drivers of the affected Civics might detect an unusual noise emanating from the vehicle’s front when executing turns. However, as of October 12, 2023, Honda has asserted that no reports of injuries or warranty claims related to this issue have surfaced.
Honda will be reaching out to the affected Civic owners via mail by December 4, 2023, with information regarding the recall and the subsequent steps for rectification. If required, authorized Honda dealerships will undertake the replacement of the electric power steering racks. For further queries or details, Civic owners can directly get in touch with Honda at 888-234-2138, quoting the recall number YFW.
Legal Remedies and the Importance of Representation
Owners of the Honda Civic who are affected by this oversight may have the grounds to pursue legal action if they’ve experienced harm or financial loss due to the malfunction. When considering a lawsuit, the crux of the case would revolve around proving the defect and demonstrating the resulting damages.
Navigating the intricacies of product liability claims necessitates expert guidance. An experienced attorney will be invaluable in collecting evidence, assessing the damage, and structuring a compelling argument for compensation. The damages sought could span from the tangible, like repair costs or medical bills, to non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or diminished value of the vehicle.
Let Parker Waichman LLP Fight for Your Rights
If you, or someone you know, own a Honda Civic and have been injured due to an accident caused by this auto defect, it might be time to seek legal counsel. Parker Waichman LLP, a nationally recognized product injury law firm, is here to help. They offer a free consultation to evaluate the nuances of your situation and provide expert guidance. Don’t let a manufacturing defect dent your rights or pocket; dial 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) and let Parker Waichman LLP champion your cause.
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