Statement by American Honda Regarding Right Driveshaft Recall: 2013 Honda Fit
6/6/2014 9:05:00 PM
- 1,038 model-year 2013 Fit vehicles affected in the U.S.
- Right driveshaft will be inspected and, if needed, replaced, free of charge
- No related crashes or injuries have been reported
Honda will voluntarily recall 1,038 model-year 2013 Fit vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the right front driveshaft, free of charge. During production of certain right driveshafts, it is possible that a heat treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the driveshaft being weaker than intended. As a result, in certain cases a weaker driveshaft may be more likely to fail due to the torque applied when the vehicle is accelerating from a stop. A broken right driveshaft will reduce the vehicle 's ability to move under its own power, which could contribute to a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through a warranty claim review process.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners who purchased 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 in mid-June. In addition to contacting customers by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.
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