Honda has expanded an earlier recall of its compact Fit hatchback, saying another 48,000 vehicles need to have their stability control software updated. This brings to 91,920 the number of Honda Fits from the 2012 and 2013 model years that are affected by the recall. The vehicles need a software update to the vehicle’s electronic stability control system, Honda said in a statement.
The first recall was issued in April and affected only the more premium Sport versions. Honda initially tested all Fit models as a result of the April recall, but found no reason to recall anything other than the Sport models. But NHTSA then put the Fit through a more extreme battery of tests Honda didn’t account for. After reviewing and duplicating the results from the more rigorous testing, Honda voluntarily agreed to the expanded recall.
At issue was the vehicles’ software that may allow the car’s body to roll too much before intervening, possibly causing the driver to lose control. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the issue, according to Honda. Owners will be notified by mail early this month, according to the automaker. They can take their cars to a Honda dealer to have the software update done free of charge.
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