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Civic recall on handbrakes

Honda has issued a recall notice on almost 80,000 Civics because of concerns about handbrake failure.

The Japanese carmaker received complaints from 29 customers.

While no one has been hurt, Honda investigations found that if the handbrake was applied with the release button pressed in, there was a risk that the brake would not stop the vehicle rolling down a slope.

The company has sent letters to around 79,000 owners of Civics built in 2006 and 2007.

“Our letter advises customers to apply the handbrake as per the owner’s manual – without touching the release button,” a spokesman for Honda said. “If these directions are followed, the handbrake efficiency will be unaffected.”

Customers will be advised to visit their local Honda dealer, where new handbrake will be fitted free of charge.

A helpline has been set up on 0800 707 6668.
 

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