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Honda Recalls 2012 Honda Civic

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TORRANCE, Calif. May 19, 2011; Honda says it's recalling more than 1,000 new Honda Civics in the U.S. because without a fix they could leak fuel.

The recall affects 1,156 cars, many of which haven't even been sold yet. Honda said they'll be repaired while they're still on dealer lots.

Honda said the Civic's fuel line could leak because of a manufacturing error. No injuries or fires have been reported related to the defect.

The 2012 Civic went on sale earlier this spring. Honda said it will repair the fuel line for free. It will begin notifying customers of the recall on May 27. Owners can determine if their cars need the repair on Honda's Web site.

Statement by American Honda Regarding Fuel Feed Line Leak Recall: 2012 Civic

- TORRANCE, Calif. Honda will voluntarily recall 1,156 model-year 2012 Civic vehicles in the U.S. to replace the fuel feed line, which could potentially leak a small amount of fuel. 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. Most of the affected vehicles have not yet been sold and will be repaired prior to sale. No injuries or fires have been reported related to this defect.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notification to customers will begin on May 27, 2011.

When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to alert our customers. To this end, in addition to contacting customers by mail, after May 27, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.