Brake Hold/VSA Modulator Recall

Vehicle Information

*Model Year Start: 2023

*Model Year End: 2023

Type:  Light Vehicles

*Make: Honda

Body Style:  4-Door

*Model: Civic

Powertrain:  Gas

*Production Dates

*Begin: 11/23/2022

*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: 12/13/2022

VIN Range




☐Not Sequential VINs


Number potentially involved: 27 in Canada

Estimated percentage of involved with defect: 100%

Defect / Noncompliance Description

*Describe the defect or noncompliance:
A ball valve in the vehicle stability assist (VSA) modulator was damaged during the manufacturing process, resulting in an insufficient seal on the valve. The insufficient seal can result in potential brake fluid leakage in the VSA modulator.

*Describe the safety risk:
If the vehicle’s brake hold feature is engaged, the vehicle may move unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Describe the cause:
During the assembly of the VSA modulator’s ball valve, the ball was damaged due to a foreign object getting stuck in the caulking tool that seals the valve. As a result, the valves may not sufficiently seal.

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 VSA modulator.

Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for reimbursement.

Identify the Recall Schedule

Describe the recall schedule for notifications:
Dealer notification is scheduled to begin and end on or about 6/16/2023. Owner notification is scheduled to begin in late July/early August 2023.

Where Concerned Owners Can Seek More Information

Owners can determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting, or by calling 1-888-946-6329.

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