Honda Expands 2012-'13 Honda Fit Recall for Electronic Stability Control Problem


  • 2013 Honda Fit Picture

    2013 Honda Fit Picture

    Honda is expanding a recall of the 2012-'13 Honda Fit. | July 19, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Honda has added another 48,138 2012-'13 Honda Fits to an April recall in the U.S. to fix an electronic stability control problem.
  • With this expansion, a total of 91,920 Fits sold in the U.S. are now included in the recall.
  • The electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires.

TORRANCE, California — Honda has added another 48,138 2012-'13 Honda Fits to an April recall in the U.S. to fix an electronic stability control problem.

The Honda Fit Sport was part of the original recall. Now the automaker is also recalling Fit base vehicles.

With this expansion, a total of 91,920 Fits sold in the U.S. are now included in the recall.

"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 at the time of the original recall. "Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash."

Honda on Thursday said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the expanded recall. The problem was discovered during government compliance testing.

Owners will be notified of the expanded recall in early August. Honda dealers will update the ESC software. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Edmunds says: If you own a 2012-'13 Honda Fit, 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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