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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.

By Exhaust Notes Apr 26, 2013 2:35PM
Honda is recalling about 45,782 Fit hatchbacks to update software for the stability control, the automaker said late Friday.

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.

[Source: Honda]

UPDATE, 4/30 11:39 a.m. EST: This story was updated to include additional Canadian models that were recalled.

13Comments
Apr 26, 2013 5:22PM
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Between Toyota and Honda, it's really getting stupid crazy how many recalls they have between the two. So much for QC.
Apr 27, 2013 7:06AM
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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. 

 

American hypocrites.

Apr 30, 2013 7:21PM
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Tin box with a buzzy little motor...tried one.
Apr 29, 2013 7:22AM
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I would bet all automakers are very sensitive to problems with vehicles in this day of having 5 lawyers on every street corner.  I would not doubt to see this become a norm for all automakers.
Apr 29, 2013 9:40AM
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"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.

Apr 30, 2013 8:47AM
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Did you ever thing why Honda and Toyota have so many recalls, is because they sell so many more cars than everyone else?   The media is jumping all over them, and I say it's because they are making money, and they're a non-union shop.   Check this out:  General Motors Co is recalling 473,841 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn sedans globally to fix a condition that could lead the cars to roll when the drivers think they are in park, the No. 1 U.S. automaker said on Friday.    10 times the number, and no public outcry.
Apr 29, 2013 3:48AM
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I'll state it again........I'll take a recall over a repair, or tow truck bill again, and again, and again. 10 yrs, 4 Fords, 1 GMC, 9 TOW TRUCK RIDES!  4 Toyota and not one repair bill! When Detroit finds a way to make this kind of B.S. go away, and they surpass the Japanese in reliability and cost of ownership, I will consider their products again but so far, they have not accomplished that.
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