Honda Recalls 37,000 Civic Hybrid Cars in U.S.

A faulty converter in the hybrid control system could lead to the engine stalling and malfunction of the headlights.

In the latest defect recall to hit Japanese automakers, Honda said on March 3 that it will recall nearly 37,000 Civic Hybrids in the United States.

Honda said a faulty converter in the hybrid control system could lead to the engine stalling and malfunction of the headlights.

No injuries or accidents have been reported in relation to the problem, which affects 2006 and 2007 models.

It comes two weeks after Honda said it was recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles worldwide due to defective parts that could stall the engine and cause problems restarting in certain models.

Honda has now recalled more than four million vehicles since February 2010 over a range of different issues, while Nissan has pulled around 3.5 million in the same period.

Toyota became mired in crisis when it recalled nearly nine million vehicles between late 2009 and February last year due to brake and accelerator defects linked to deadly accidents that tarnished its image of reliability.

As criticism mounted of its slow response and bureaucratic inflexibility, Toyota tightened its recall policy and has pulled around 16 million units since late 2009 over a range of issues.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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