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10/30/17 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain 2008-2012 accord, 2010-2012 accord crosstour, 2006-2011 civic, 2007-2011 cr-v, 2009-2012 fit and pilot, 2010-2012 insight, and 2009-2012 acura tsx vehicles that received replacement passenger frontal air bag inflators. one dealership may have incorrectly installed the replacement air bag inflators.

In the event of a crash, an incorrectly installed passenger frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag improperly, increasing the risk of injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. the recall began october 30, 2017. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's numbers for this recall are o07, y0a, n06, g05, m04, y01, and o09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/22/17 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 honda cr-v, 2011-2015 cr-z, 2010-2014 fcx, and insight, 2009-2013 fit, 2013-2014 fit ev, 2007-2014 ridgeline, 2013-2016 acura ilx, 2013-2014 acura ilx hybrid, 2007-2016 rdx, 2005-2012 acura rl, 2009-2014 acura tl, and 2010-2013 acura zdx vehicles. the affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 2017. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's numbers for this recall are jy0, jy1, and jy2.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/02/15 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 civic vehicles manufactured january 16, 2014, to november 6, 2014 and 2015 fit vehicles manufactured march 12, 2014, to may 12, 2015. the software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.

If the transmission drive pulley shaft is damaged, it may break, and the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the transmission, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin october 30, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's numbers for this recall are ju2 (civic) and ju3(fit).

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/22/13 Honda is re-recalling certain model year 2007-2008 fit vehicles covered under previous recall 10v-033. the remedy applied in this earlier recall may have been insufficient. in the affected vehicles, over time, the plastic cover may separate from the master power window switch allowing water to enter the driver's window and reach the master power window switch. if the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result.

An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire.

Honda will notify owners in july 2013 and will instruct owners to take their vehicles to dealers to have a free inspection conducted. if the switch is damaged, it will be replaced free of charge. if the switch is not damaged, the owner will be instructed to await a second notification that will instruct them to return to the dealer to have a replacement switch installed free of charge. honda anticipates it will have sufficient parts inventory to notify owners of vehicles with undamaged switches to return to dealers for replacement switches in fall 2013. renotification was sent out to owners on july 23, 2014. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009. honda's recall number is ja6.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/24/11 Honda is recalling model year 2007-2008 honda fit vehicles. due to an error during installation of the wiring harness for the combination switch that controls low head beam function, the wires for the lower beam circuit were pulled tighter than intended. after repeated use of the headlight switch, the electrical connector terminal for the low beam headlight circuit can become worn as a result of this tension, which can result in low conductivity and cause an accumulation of copper oxide in the area of the contacts.

The low beam headlights can become inoperative decreasing the driver's visibility as well as the vehicle's visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the low beam terminal and perform necessary repairs free of charge. the safety recall began on january 24, 2011. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's safety recall no. r58.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/19/10 Honda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 fit vehicles. under severe condition, water may enter the driver's window and reach the master power window switch. if the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result.

An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire.

Dealers will inspect the switch and install a cover around the switch housing to prevent water from entering the switch. if the switch is damaged, the switch will be replaced and a cover will be installed. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on during march 19, 2010. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall no. r28.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/02/06 On certain passenger vehicles and motorcycles, the owner's manuals contain incorrect contact information for the national highway traffic safety administration's (nhtsa) vehicle safety hotline.

The language in the owner's manuals is not in accordance with the current mandatory requirements.

Honda will send a postcard to dealers and owners with the correct nhtsa vehicle safety hotline information and with instructions to insert the card into the "reporting safety defects" section of the owner's manual. the recall began on august 2, 2006. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009, acura at 1-800-382-2238 or honda motorcycles at 1-866-784-1870.

Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain 2010-2013 acura tsx, zdx, honda accord crosstour, fit, insight and pilot vehicles, 2011-13 acura tsx sportswagon, 2010-2012 honda accord,, 2010-2011 honda civic, civic ngv, civic hybrid and cr-v vehicles and 2013 honda fcx clarity and fit ev vehicles ever registered in the states of alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands or "zone a." additionally, honda is recalling certain 2010-2012 acura tsx, honda accord, accord crosstour, fit and pilot, 2010-2011 honda civic, civic ngv, civic hybrid and cr-v, and 2010 acura zdx and honda insight vehicles ever registered in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia or "zone b." unless included in zones a or b above, honda is recalling certain 2009 acura tsx, honda accord, civic, civic ngv, civic hybrid, cr-v, fit, and pilot vehicles ever registered in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming or "zone c." these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature





10/09/15 Engine Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2015 fit vehicles manufactured december 6, 2013, to august 28, 2014. the affected vehicles may experience damage to the wires inside the plug top ignition coils (ptc) due to improper protection against electrical noise.

If the wires become damaged, the coil may overheat and cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the plug top ignition coils with new design, free of charge. the recall began on october 9, 2015. owners may contact honda automobile customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jt9.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/07/11 Engine Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 honda fit vehicles. there is a potential for one or more of the four spring assemblies on the engine's variable valve timing and lift electronic control (vtec) system to fail.

A failure of the spring assemblies may cause the vehicle to stall during operation increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the spring assemblies in the engine if necessary free of charge. the safety recall began on march 7, 2011. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's safety recall no. r66.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/23/14 Transmission and Drivetrain American honda motor co., ltd, (honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 honda fit vehicles manufactured may 24, 2013, through july 5, 2013, and equipped with a manual transmission. the passenger side driveshaft may break while driving due to an improper heat treatment application during manufacturing.

If the driveshaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. if a vehicle with a fractured driveshaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the passenger side driveshaft and replace it if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on june 23, 2014. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. honda's number for this recall is je4.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/01/13 Brakes and Traction Control Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 honda fit sport vehicles manufactured from may 23, 2011, through march 22, 2013, and model year 2012-2013 honda fit base vehicles manufactured from june 27, 2011, through april 19, 2013. in april 2013, honda recalled 43,782 2012-2013 honda fit sport vehicles. in july 2013, honda informed the agency that it was adding model year 2012-2013 honda fit vehicles in base trim to the recall campaign, representing an additional 48,138 vehicles. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 91,920. the electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires. thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal vehicle motor safety standard no. 126, "electronic stability control systems."

Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (esc) system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the esc software free of charge. the safety recall began on august 1, 2013. owners may contact honda automobile customer service at 1-800-999-1009. honda's recall campaign number is s99.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/18/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 fit lx-trim vehicles manufactured april 11, 2014, to july 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. in the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 214, "side impact protection" and number 226, "ejection mitigation".

If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. the recall began on december 18, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jv8.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/25/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning American honda motor co. (honda) is recalling certain model year 2015 honda fit vehicles manufactured april 11, 2014, to june 9, 2014. the affected vehicles may have been assembled with an a-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles without side curtain air bags.

The affected vehicles are equipped with side curtain air bags and in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the side curtain air bags, the incorrect a-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain air bags increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the a-pillar interior cover and install the correct a-pillar cover, as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on september 25, 2014. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. honda's number for this recall is jf9.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/18/15 Other Honda (american honda motor co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 fit lx-trim vehicles manufactured april 11, 2014, to july 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. in the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 214, "side impact protection" and number 226, "ejection mitigation".

If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. the recall began on december 18, 2015. owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. honda's number for this recall is jv8.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Honda Fit Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.