Honda—2006 Civic Hybrid Sedan
What are the defects?
A rectifier diode used in the DC-DC converter may have been damaged during manufacture which could lead to an internal short circuit during customer usage.
What are the hazards?
The short circuit could blow the main fuse causing the engine to stall and not restart.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail.
Owners are advised to contact their authorised Honda Dealership to have the DC-DC converter replaced with an improved component.