Honda recalling 2016 Civic for faulty parking brakes

A visitor looks at a Honda Civic on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Automakers are showcasing a new generation of luxurious SUVs at China's biggest auto show of the year as they battle for buyers in the country's cooling, crowded market. Honda Motor Co. held world debuts Monday for two SUVs, reflecting China's high profile in the global industry. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

DETROIT (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 350,000 Civics in the U.S. because their parking brakes may not function properly.

Civic coupes and sedans from the 2016 model year are affected by the recall. The recall only impacts Civics sold in the U.S.

Honda says the electric parking brake may not work if it’s applied immediately after turning the ignition off. If it can’t be applied, the “brake” warning light will blink in the instrument panel.

If the parking brake isn’t working and the driver doesn’t select the parking gear, the vehicle is at risk of rolling away.

Honda says no crashes or injuries have been reported. The problem was discovered through warranty claims.

Honda will notify owners starting next month. The company will repair the cars for free.

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