Honda Recalls 2014 Civics for Tire Problem on Basic Models with Steel Rims

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Honda has announced a voluntary recall of almost 10,000 versions of the 2014 model year Civic LX sold in the United States. Both the coupe and sedan versions of the car are affected, though most examples are still sitting on dealer's lots.
A problem with the mounting of tires on the rims has been found and tracked back to a parts supplier. During installation, the tires could have been pinched between the machine and the steel wheel. This can cause loss of pressure and could potentially lead to a crash. As some of you know, wheels and tires are usually delivered already assembled to the factory, so this isn't actually Honda's doing.

The affected cars are basically brand new, built between November 26, 2013 and January 21 2014. All of them are 2014 model year basic LX models, since higher trim levels have alloys which are not affected.

The recall has already started statewide, with Honda dealers notifying owners of affected vehicles. If you've recently bough a Civic and are concerned, contact them at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD8.

As per usual, we'd like to know your story if you've been affected by the recall. Where did you buy the car from? Did it get a flat? And how did Honda fix it – only one tire or the full set?
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