Safety Recall Honda Civic Type-R FN2 Engine Wiring Harness

Discussion in '8th Generation (2006-2011)' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 22nd Feb, 2012.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This applicable to the entire production run of the Honda Civic Type-R (FN2) for the following years 07, 08, 09, 10, 11.

    Honda have issued this safety recall for all Civic Type-R owners to get the engine wiring harness,checked or replaced

    The Symptoms

    The right headlight, front fog light, position light or brake light may not come on or the horn may not sound.

    The Cause

    Due to the incorrect positioning of the engine room wire harness during assembly, it is possible for the harness to become trapped and damaged underneath the side engine mounting bolts. This can cause the insulating material of electrical wiring to be damaged and expose the wire core due to vibration while driving, causing a short circuit.

    All Honda Civic Type-R owners would have been contacted a few months back for this if you have not or are the new owner of a Type-R, please consult your nearest Honda dealer.
     
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  2. Abbey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm proud that Honda would take the initiative to do a recall. I'm sure there will criticisms over this possible defect. But defects happen, that's just part of the manufacturing process. What's important is that Honda is not hiding the defect to save face, but instead protecting the consumer's interest (and life) by warning them of the problem. Very happy to know that ethical car companies do really exist.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have always admired Honda to do the honourable thing, unlike a lot of manufacturers (Germans included ) will just brush things under the carpet and hope now one will find out.

    After the fallout of Toyota's mismanagement of their defects and safety issues ,all manufactures want to avoid sudden stock devaluations and negative press.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Guys over 3000 FN2 are on the road of the UK who have not turned up at the dealers for this repair.

    Its time you did , anyone buying a FN2 make sure this is done :Smile:
     
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