TORRANCE, California — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,846 2016 Honda Civic Coupes in the U.S. because of a rear light problem, the automaker said on Wednesday.
"Certain taillight assemblies may have a light-emitting diode side marker light circuit board that was damaged during transit from a parts supplier, making the marker light inoperable," Honda said in a statement. "Affected vehicles with an inoperative rear side marker light may have decreased visibility in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash."
Honda said it has received no related customer or dealer reports linked to the recall.
The problem was discovered during routine vehicle inspections at the factory.
Honda dealers will inspect the rear side marker lights to determine if they illuminate properly. If necessary, the rear light assembly will be replaced.
The recall is expected to begin in early September. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these cars, be prepared to make a service appointment with your Honda dealership as soon as you receive your official recall notification.