Number of Vehicles Affected: 7,979
Model Years From: 2001,2002
Whats wrong?: The low beam headlamps may fail to operate. This condition will occur due to an increase in contact resistance caused by oxidation between the male terminal of the head lamp combination switch and the adjoining terminal coupler.
Due to movement between the male and female terminals a build up of dioxide film is created, increasing resistance and causing heat build up to a point where the terminal connector begins to melt. Due to this reaction, plastic material from the terminal connector merges with the male and female terminals interrupting continuity, causing the headlamps to become inoperative.
VIN Range: 01YM Civic 4DR Sedan and 5DR. 4DR. JHMES16501. JHMES15501. From S200010 to S205561. 5DR. JHMEU38301. JHMEU38501. JHMEU37501. JHMEU37301. From S200003 to S204484. 02YM Civic 4 DR Sedan. 4DR. MRHES15502. From P040001 to P040060. MRHES16502. From P040001 to P040270.
What should you do?: Honda Australia will contact owners of affected vehicles.