I normally do not post, however, I am in dire need. My parents bought 2 cars in May 30. Both are 2012 Honda civic LX. My parents are on a road trip with the other car.
Today, I drove my 2012 Honda civic to school and back, it worked fine. It sat in the garage. Afternoon, I backed out on the drive way and then shifted the car on "DRIVE," the car rolled back. I hit the brakes, but it was solid as cement. The steeling wheel was glued in place and cannot be moved by hand. It cannot be turned. The car still rolled back before I placed the gear in "PARK." The steeling wheel light is orange and is on. I turned the car on and off, the same experience happened.
When my brother gets home, I will let him try to "drive" it. I called Honda several times, they said my car is NOT in RECALL, however, I AM EXPERIENCING A RECALL.
I googled 2012 honda recall and got this:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/2012 ... story.html
This describes the similar situation I was in. The car is 5 feet behind a communication box.The NHTSA bulletin says that during assembly of certain 2012 Civics, the process required to seat the driver’s side driveshaft and set the retaining clip was not completed. As a result, the driveshaft may separate.
If separation occurs, the engine will no longer be able to propel the vehicle in any gear and the vehicle may roll away if the parking gear has not been set when the gear selector was placed in Park position. This situation increases the risk of vehicle crash and injury.
In a statement, Honda said that it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.
What to do? What to do?
I need the car to go to school and work.