Forget Follow Friday, it’s Recall Friday here at the 4wheelonline blog! No, it’s not something to get excited about. Well, okay, it is for me because I’m not writing about something totally depressing.
Honda is voluntarily recalling 17,800 2015 Fit hatchbacks out of concern for potential stalling. Honda says the problem is with the plug top ignition coils – over time, they can degrade and cause stalling or prevent proper starting of the car.
No complaints have been filed in the US for this issue, nor have any crashes or deaths been reported in association with this issue in the US. Honda is just being proactive.
Sep 2, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 17,800 model-year 2015 Fit vehicles in the United States to replace the plug top ignition coils, free of charge. The original plug top ignition coils may degrade over time, which, in the worst case, could cause the vehicle’s engine to stall, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through the warranty claim process outside of the United States.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin October 6, 2015. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require repair now by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.