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Honda recalling 143,000 Civic, Fit models to repair part of software management system


TORRANCE, California — Honda is recalling 143,000 Civic and Fit vehicles in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the front wheels to lock up.

The recall announced Thursday is for the 2014 and 2015 model years for the Honda Civic and the 2015 model for the Fit.

The software that will be repaired for free manages continuously variable transmission. Honda says the software was programmed in a way that exposes the vehicles' drive pulley shaft to more stress than it was built to handle.

The car maker says no crashes or injuries have been linked to the software issue yet.

Recall notices are expected to be sent to affected customers in mid-October. More information can be obtained at or calling 888-234-2138.

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