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Honda recalls Civic hybrids for converter failure

Thu, 03 Mar 2011

Honda is recalling 36,656 of its 2006- and 2007-model-year Civic hybrids to replace the DC-to-DC convertor.

The converter may fail and cause the engine to stall and the headlamps to malfunction. The DC-to-DC converter is part of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid-control system, according to Honda.

There have not been any crashes or injuries reported in relation to the converter failure, according to Honda.

The automaker will begin to notify owners of vehicles affected by the recall on March 18. Owners can take their Civic hybrids to a dealership to have the converter replaced.

By Brad Constant