Honda Fit Recall – 34,300 Vehicles

2008-honda-fit Just over 34,000 2007 & 2008 Honda Fits are being recalled.  The problem?  The sensor that’s supposed to detect a child seat in the front doesn’t quite work the way it’s supposed to.  Well, let’s clarify that.  In states that use road salt, drivers get salty water on their shoes before stepping in the car.  That water leaks beneath the carpet, and corrodes the wires that make the sensor work.  So not a bad sensor per se, but poorly placed wiring. 

Cars sold or registered in the following states are affected: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Recall notices are going out this month.  If your car is affected and you don’t get it fixed, the airbags won’t be turned off if a child seat is up front.  Quite frankly, if you have a child seat in the front of your car you’re a jackass.  Put it in the back where it belongs, and you have nothing to worry about.

Is it just me, or have there been an awful lot of recalls from the Honda / Toyota camp over the last year?

Published on January 21, 2008 in Honda

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