TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) – Honda is recalling 143,000 Civic and Fit vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up.READ MORE: Judge Begins Key Hearing On Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan
The recall announced Thursday is for the 2014 and 2015 model years for the Honda Civic and the 2015 model for the Fit.
The software that will be repaired for free manages continuously variable transmission. Honda says the software was programmed in a way that exposes the vehicles’ drive pulley shaft to more stress than it was built to handle.READ MORE: Texas Man Gregory Gabrisch Dies In Hunting Accident In Southwest Colorado
The car maker says no crashes or injuries have been linked to the software issue yet.
Recall notices are expected to be sent to affected customers in mid-October. More information can be obtained at http://www.recalls.honda.com or calling 888-234-2138.MORE NEWS: Warrant Issued For Dallas Police Officer Jacob Hughes, Accused Of Fabricating Evidence
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