Looking for a Honda Civic? Here’s what our Business Development Manager, Chris Huffman had to say about it:
To come check out the new 2013 Honda Civic, or take a peek at some of the past models, visit us at Wheaton Honda today!
Honda Canada will recall approximately 3200 Honda Pilot vehicles from the 2005 model year in Canada to address potential malfunctions of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system of these vehicles. Honda has received several complaints about such malfunctions in these vehicles. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.
If an electrical capacitor on the VSA control unit was damaged during manufacture, the VSA system could malfunction and apply a small amount of brake force for a fraction of a second, without any input by the driver. Further, if the driver applies the brakes during a VSA system malfunction, the amount of brake force applied could exceed the driver’s intended input. In either instance, unexpected brake activation could increase the risk of a crash. To remedy this potential defect, Honda dealers will install a new electrical sub-harness, free of charge.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notifications to customers are expected to be sent in April 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require inspection by going on-line to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling (888) 9HONDA9 for Honda owners.
Here at Wheaton Honda, we are encouraging our customers to contact us at their earliest convenience so that we can ensure that their vehicle is operating as safely as possible!
Source: Honda Canada News
This video is slowly making its way across YouTube and Honda enthusiast forums, but with the road conditions in this video being quite similar to the roads here in Edmonton and area, this was a particularly interesting (albeit, unsurprising for us) watch. In the video, the man is driving his 2007 Honda Fit Sport, outfitted with a dashboard camera, down a slick highway in Alabama that by his account had been in the midst of road construction (I think we’re all too familiar with this scenario) and had actually been the site of multiple accidents that particular week. While it looks like he may have been driving a little faster than he should have with the conditions, as he takes the turn, he manages to roll his Honda Fit 7 times but still walk away unscathed:
This is a “real world” testament of how well built and engineered Honda vehicles are. As one commenter notes, the Fit not only has traction control, but the engine is mounted over the front wheels, which is an important feature in a front wheel drive vehicle as it adds weight onto the drive train, thus increasing traction further.
Also, the driver has readily shared in the comments that he will be buying another Fit.
Though the re-design of the 2013 Honda Civic has been discussed and debated by critics since its announcement, there’s something they can’t argue with — we’ve set the bar for safety.
The 2013 Honda Civic, both in the 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan, have earned the IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” award based on our performance in the new small overlap front crash test, making it the first and only compact car to have this particular award.
Here’s a look at their test videos:
Safety is the most important factor when choosing your next family vehicle, so feel free to come check out the newly re-designed Honda Civic today at Wheaton Honda!
Wheaton Honda, formerly known as Millwoods Honda, has now won a Consumer’s Choice Award for Business Excellence for 10 years running! We are thrilled to have earned this honor by consistently exceeding expectations in every facet of the customer experience, and are looking forward to continuing this trend for years to come.
Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that make it truly enjoyable. (I think we’ve all been in this position before.)
What features do you love in your Honda?
The Civic Tourer concept wagon will be making its debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show, but these official pictures found their way onto the internet a little bit early:
The Civic Tourer concept adds a little length and height to the current Civic hatchback sold in Europe, stretching the shape every which way to make a new wagon model that will compete with cars like the new Volkswagen Golf Variant, which is also making its debut in Geneva this week.
We’re sad to hear that this concept vehicle will be unlikely to make its way to Canadian showrooms, especially with the popularity of the Honda Fit in North America, but we’re hoping that the slightly-larger new Urban SUV might fill that void:
What do you think – would you rather drive a Civic Tourer wagon, or the Urban SUV? Should Honda Canada look into bringing more of these vehicle styles to the Canadian stores?