2016 Honda Civic Sedan

In the US, Honda has announced a recall for around 350,000 10th-gen Civics over an issue with the vehicles electronic parking brake. The recall involves 2016 model year Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe models.

The automaker said that the software for the Vehicle Stability Assist ((VSA) electronic control unit in the affected vehicles may prevent application of the electronic parking brake from being applied immediately after turning the vehicle ignition off.

It added that the vehicle could roll away if the parking brake was not properly engaged and the vehicle was not in its parking gear. Honda said that the issue was discovered following warranty claims related to the illumination of the brake warning light.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

Honda said that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the issue. It said that a software update for for the electronic control unit will be carried out as a fix for the problem, and will begin notifying owners of affected cars in November.

A check with Honda Malaysia earlier reveals that the local version of the 2016 Civic sedan is not affected by the electronic parking brake issue.