Recall: 2012-2013 Honda Fit for too much slip
Nearly 46,000 Fit hatchbacks are being recalled for an update to the stability control software.
The 2012-2013 Fit Sport has a stability control system that allows the car to skid at a greater angle than allowed by federal requirements. Of the total, about 2,000 affected models are in Canada.
The issue is due to the Sport model's larger tires, which may allow the vehicle to drive more quickly around turns, a situation the stability control may not recognize in time to prevent the car from skidding.
(In reality, this isn't a defect so much as an added safety measure for those used to computer control. We say if you can't manage cornering a front-wheel-drive Honda hatchback by yourself, then you shouldn't be out on the road, period.)
That said, Honda dealers will reprogram the stability control software beginning in mid-May. Owners can find out more at www.recalls.honda.com or by calling Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
UPDATE, 4/30 11:39 a.m. EST: This story was updated to include additional Canadian models that were recalled.
I remember back in the 80s and 90s people complained about American cars for all their recalls swearing off buying American again. The Japanese recalls in the last 7 years have far surpassed the recalls of the American companies in the 80s and 90s yet these idiots arent swearing off Japanese garbage.
"In reality, this isn't a defect so much as an added safety measure"
Yes, but it won't prevent the haters from coming here to puke about how bad they think Hondas are.
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