Honda—Civic Hybrid—DC-DC Converter Terminal Failure
What are the defects?
There is insufficient clearance between the Intelligent Power Unit cover and the DC-DC Converter cable terminal, which are positioned on the rear side of the rear seat assembly. If excessive weight is placed upon the rear set back, there is the possibility of a short circuit occurring. This short circuit is due to the IPU cover interfering with the DC-DC Converter cable terminal, this short circuit causes the main fuse to blow resulting in the engine stalling.
What are the hazards?
What should consumers do?
Honda Australia will contact owners of affected vehicles by mail.