2012-'13 Honda Fit Sport Recalled for Electronic Stability Control Problem


  • 2012 Honda Fit Sport Picture

    2012 Honda Fit Sport Picture

    American Honda is recalling 43,782 2012-'13 Honda Fit Sports because of an electronic stability control problem. | April 29, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • American Honda is recalling 43,782 2012-'13 Honda Fit Sports because of an electronic stability control problem.
  • Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control.
  • Honda dealers will update the ESC software.

WASHINGTON — American Honda is recalling 43,782 2012-'13 Honda Fit Sports because of an electronic stability control problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash."

The automaker said it is not aware of any related crashes or injuries. The problem was discovered during government compliance testing.

The affected vehicles were built from May 23, 2011 through March 22, 2013.

Honda dealers will update the ESC software. The recall will begin on May 17. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Edmunds says: If you own a 2012-'13 Honda Fit Sport, you'll want to take care of this problem as soon as you get your recall notice. You can also check if your vehicle requires repair by going to Recalls.Honda.com.

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