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2012 HONDA FIT RECALL (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 2012
Model: FIT
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V157000
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 43,782
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 04/24/2013
Record Creation Date: 04/24/2013

2012 Honda FIT DEFECT SUMMARY

Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles manufactured May 23, 2011, through March 22, 2013. 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."

2012 Honda FIT DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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

2012 Honda FIT RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the ESC software free of charge. The safety recall will begin on May 17, 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.

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