- American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,038 2013 Honda Fit hatchbacks to fix a defective right front driveshaft.
- A weak driveshaft may be more likely to fail when the vehicle is accelerating from a stop.
- The recall will begin in mid-June.
TORRANCE, California — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,038 2013 Honda Fit hatchbacks to fix a defective right front driveshaft, the company said on Friday.
"During production of certain right driveshafts, it is possible that a heat-treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the driveshaft being weaker than intended," the company said in a statement. "As a result, in certain cases a weaker driveshaft may be more likely to fail due to the torque applied when the vehicle is accelerating from a stop.
"A broken right driveshaft will reduce the vehicle's ability to move under its own power, which could contribute to a crash."
No crashes or injuries have been reported related to the recall, Honda said.
The problem was discovered through a warranty claim review process.
Dealers will replace the right front driveshaft, if necessary. The recall will begin in mid-June. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Honda said owners with affected vehicles should take the car to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall.