2023 Civic Type R Front Driver Seat Frame Recall

** As of March 23, 2023, Honda has received 4 warranty claims related to the issue and no reports of injuries or deaths related to this issue.

Vehicle Information

*Model Year Start: 2023

*Model Year End: 2023

Type:  Light Vehicles

*Make: Honda

Body Style:  Hatchback

*Model: Civic Type R

Powertrain:  Gas

*Production Dates

*Begin: 8/4/2022

*Descriptive Information to include:
The recall population was determined based on supplier and manufacturing records. The production range reflects all possible vehicles that could experience the problem.

*End: 10/19/2022

VIN Range


☐Not Sequential VINs


Number potentially involved (Canada): 79

Estimated percentage of involved with defect: 100%

Defect / Noncompliance Description

*Describe the defect or noncompliance:
The front driver seat frame weld is insufficient. As a result, repeated loads or a sudden significant load can cause the seat’s cushion frame to break.

*Describe the safety risk:
If the vehicle is involved in a collision, the weld could break and prevent the driver from being properly restrained, increasing the risk of an injury.

Identify any warning which can precede or occur:
As the insufficient weld wears, the driver may hear a squeaking noise from the seat as an early warning prior to the weld breaking.

Describe the cause:
During a welding robot teaching procedure, the weld area coordinates were set incorrectly, resulting in insufficient weld penetration in the seat’s cushion frame.

Identify the Remedy

Describe the defect / noncompliance remedy program, including the manufacturer’s plan for reimbursement:
Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to take their vehicle to an authorized Honda dealer. The dealer will replace the front driver seat cushion frame assembly with a non-defective part.

Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for
reimbursement, in accord with the recall reimbursement plan on file with NHTSA.

Describe what distinguishes the remedy component from the recalled component:
The remedy driver seats have a sufficient weld between the seat’s back frame and cushion frame.

Identify the Recall Schedule

Describe the recall schedule for notifications:
Dealer notification is scheduled to begin and end on or about 03/30/2023. Owner notification is scheduled to begin and end early 05/2023.

Where Concerned Owners Can Seek More Information

Owners can determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting https://www.honda.ca/recalls, or by calling 1-888-946-6329.

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