Honda Civic Recall Followup

One of my readers who has been participating in the discussion regarding the 2006-2007 Honda Civic Recall was kind enough to forward me a letter he received in the mail. This letter is from Honda, addressing Civic owners, and offering an extended warranty to cover the engine block.

Thanks for forwarding this to me, Scott. Plenty of folks will be relieved by the good news. Here’s the text of the letter below:

Warranty Extension: Civic Engine Block

Dear Honda Owner

This letter is to notify you of a warranty extension on your Civic.

Warranty extension details.

On some 2006-2008 and early production 2009 Civics, the engine  (cylinder) block may experience coolant seepage that can result in engine overheating. To ensure your confidence in our product, American Honda is extending the warranty of the engine block to 8 years from the original date of purchase, with no mileage limit. This warranty extension provides coverage for the current owner and any subsequent owners. No action is required on your part unless you experience a problem. The warranty extension is valid except for any vehicle that has ever been declared a total loss or sold for salvage by a financial institution or insurer, or has a branded, or similar title under any state’s law.

What should you do?

If you believe your vehicle is leaking coolant from the engine block, or if the engine is overheating, contact any authorized Honda dealer for an appointment to have it inspected. If the coolant leak is related to the engine block or the overheating is related to coolant seepage from the engine block, the block will be repaired or replaced at no cost.

During the repair or replacement of the engine block, your dealer may recommend replacing other parts that are worn or have exceeded the normal service interval. These will not be covered by the warranty.

Replacement of worn parts is at your discretion, considering the advice of your dealer.

What to do if you feel this notice is in error

Our records show that you are the current owner of a 2006-2009 Civic that is eligible for this warranty extension. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please fill out and return the enclosed, postage-paid Information Change Card. We will then update our records.

If you previously paid to have the engine block replaced because of a coolant leak from the block or overheating related to coolant seepage, even if you no longer own the vehicle, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Refer to the attached Instructions for Reimbursement form for eligibility requirements and the reimbursement procedure.

If you have questions.

If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating a Honda dealer, please call Honda Automobile Customer Service at (800) 999-1009 and select option 4.

We apologize for any inconvenience this campaign may cause you.

Sincerely,

American Honda Motor Co, Inc.

Honda Automobile Division

Published on September 3, 2010 in Honda,Recall

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