Honda recalls Civic Hybrid with warning system defect

05 Jun 2023

The Japanese automaker called to repair 164 Civic hybrids due to a software bug that caused the error light on the vehicle to disappear when switching driving modes.

Honda Civic e:HEV tại Australia. Ảnh: CarExpert

The vehicles in the recall are Honda Civic e:HEV 2022-2023. The announcement came after local regulators detected a technical glitch that could have led to a faulty engine but the monitor did not issue a warning, since the code of that error was removed.

Due to a software error, the central control unit (ECU) may be reset when the vehicle switches to electric motor driving mode, which does not meet Australian design regulations. This will delete the existing error code, and turn off the “check engine” light.

Information about the vehicles covered by the recall is published in the media. Honda Australia recommends that customers bring their vehicles to an authorized dealer for free ECU software updates.

Honda Civic is the best-selling C-size sedan of the Japanese company. The Civic e:HEV hybrid variant first launched in Thailand around March 2022, equipped with a 2.0 gasoline engine, combining two electric motors, with a CVT transmission and a lithium-ion battery, produces 181 horsepower, 315 Nm of torque. The car’s starting price is  $34,300.

In the Vietnamese market, there has only Honda Civic gasoline, equipped with a turbocharged 1.5 I4 engine, with a capacity of 176 horsepower and CVT gearbox. The selling price of the car from 730 million, competing with competitors such as Kia K3, Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, MG5.



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