Poor Heat Treatment Causes Honda Recall
Honda is recalling more than 5,400 model-year 2017 Civics with right driveshafts that can break. The Civics are equipped with 1.5-liter engines and automatic continuously variable transmissions. In September, a routine check of a 2017 Civic resulted in a broken driveshaft. Engineers found that a machine used to cool during heat treatment was defective and caused the driveshafts to be too weak to handle the loads.