An operable gear shift that allows drivers to park their cars is, arguably, one of the most basic safety functions that every car should be equipped with. However, consumers have alleged that the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Honda Civics may be equipped with CVT transmissions that have a common defect, which prevents the driver from correctly determining whether or not the vehicle is properly placed in “park.” Additionally, the defective vehicles fail to automatically activate the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) when the Honda Civic is not placed in “park,” but the driver has exited the vehicle or when the driver’s door is opened. As a result, these Honda Civics may roll away (the “Rollaway Defect”), often causing crashes or injuries.
If you or anyone you know purchased or leased a 2016 – 2018 Honda Civic, please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 1-844-280-5009.