Honda Motor Co. told the US government its recall would cover 2006-2007 model year Civic hybrids. The company said the voltage converter that relays power from the motor assist system to the vehicle’s electrical components could fail. Honda has received seven reports of stalling engines and 82 warranty claims connected to the problem. Dealers will replace the voltage converter at no charge. In Singapore, there is no news on such a recall by Kah Motors yet but I feel that the likelyhood is quite high.
This is certainly bad publicity for Honda hybrid models. Let’s see how it will impact the sales of the CRZ and the Insight, which was just launched officially in Singapore.