2016 Honda Fit Recall Information

Component

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Manufacturer

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Mfr Report Date20150411
NHTSA Campaign ID15V697000
SummaryHonda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Fit LX-trim vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. In the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, 'Side Impact Protection' and number 226, 'Ejection Mitigation'.
ConsequenceIf the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.
RemedyHonda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV8.
NotesOwners 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.

Component

STRUCTURE

Manufacturer

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Mfr Report Date20150411
NHTSA Campaign ID15V697000
SummaryHonda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Fit LX-trim vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. In the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, 'Side Impact Protection' and number 226, 'Ejection Mitigation'.
ConsequenceIf the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.
RemedyHonda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV8.
NotesOwners 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.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated December 2018

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