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Honda Recalls 2006-2007 Civic Hybrids To Replace DC-DC Converter

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

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Honda said yesterday it would recall 36,700 of its 2006 and 2007 Civic Hybrid models to replace a key component of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system.

The part to be replaced is the DC-to-DC converter, which adjusts the voltage of power moved among different components of the hybrid system.

The company said the existing converters in the affected Civic Hybrids could fail, which might lead to engine stalling and headlight problems.

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

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No crashes or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem, but Honda will replace tens of thousands of converters to avoid any potential for such failures.

Recall notices will be sent to owners of 2006 and 2007 Honda Civic Hybrids starting March 18.

When they receive the notice, owners should schedule an appointment with their local Honda dealer to have the converter replaced at no cost.

Owners can also determine whether their vehicle has to be repaired on Honda's website or by calling 800-999-1009 and selecting Option 4.

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  1. Yet another reason Honda can't seem to move hybrids.
     
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    Bad stuff?

  2. What's up with all the recalls from Toyota and Honda? Weren't they the top 2 for reliable cars?
     
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