Honda Recalls 2006-2007 Civic Hybrids for DC-to-DC Converters

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will recall 36,656 Civic Hybrid vehicles from model years 2006 through 2007 in the U.S. to replace the DC-to-DC converter, a component of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid control system. The DC-to-DC converter may experience an internal failure that could lead to engine stalling and malfunction of vehicle headlights. No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this defect.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notification to customers is planned to begin March 18, 2011.

In addition to contacting customers by mail, after March 18, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicle requires repair by going on-line or calling. Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4.


  • Anonymous

    To add a bit further info, according to GreenCarAdvisior of Edmunds:
    “The cars, all from the 2006 and 2007 model years, are being recalled to replace the DC to DC power converter which handles charging of the conventional 12-volt battery. The component installed in ’06 and ’07 modes is prone to failure that can lead to engine stalling and headlight outages. [...]

    The problem stems from degradation over time of a small diode that was susceptible to damage during pre-assembly testing in Japan…”

  • Refa

    One very wise step

  • tapra1

    vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notification to customers is planned to begin March 18, 2011.Mobile News