Statement by American Honda Regarding Left and Right Front Drive Shaft Recalls

  • Approximately 430,000 Acura and Honda vehicles are included in separate left and right front drive shaft recalls in 22 salt belt states of the U.S., plus Washington D.C.
  • Drive shafts will be inspected and, if needed, replaced, for free
  • No reported crashes or injuries related to this issue

American Honda will conduct two voluntarily recalls affecting approximately 430,000 Acura and Honda vehicles in 22 salt belt states and the District of Columbia in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace their left and/or right front drive shafts, for free. Both recalls are in response to possible breakage of the drive shafts due to corrosion caused by a combination of potentially damaged or incorrectly cured protective coatings during driveshaft assembly and long-term exposure to road salt primarily used in the northeastern United States. If a drive shaft breaks, it may cause a loss of motive power or allow the vehicle to roll while in the parking gear if the parking brake is not activated, both increasing the risk of a crash or injury. No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to either condition.

The recalls will apply to vehicles that were originally sold or ever registered in these 22 states and the District of Columbia, where road salt is regularly used in the winter: CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, VI, WV, WI.

At the time of this announcement, repair parts are not available for all vehicles involved in these recalls. Therefore, initial mailed notifications, beginning in early-Feb 2021 may inform certain vehicle owners of the recall and advise them to await later notification before seeking inspection and repair. American Honda encourages each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification that an inspection and potential repair is available for their vehicle. Owners can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall and will later require inspection by visiting or or by calling (888) 234-2138.

Models included in these recalls: (certain specific vehicles only)
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
2007-2014 Honda Fit
2013-2015 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
2013-2015 Honda Accord (separate recall from models listed above)

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