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Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Problem Summary: American Honda Motor Co., Ltd, (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured May 24, 2013, through July 5, 2013, and equipped with a manual transmission. The passenger side driveshaft may break while driving due to an improper heat treatment application during manufacturing.
Consequence: If the driveshaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured driveshaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the passenger side driveshaft and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 23, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JE4.
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Problem Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 HONDA FIT SPORT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MAY 23, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 22, 2013. THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY ALLOW EXCESSIVE YAW RATES AT HIGH STEERING ANGLES WITH CERTAIN TIRES. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL VEHICLE MOTOR SAFETY STANDARD NO. 126, "ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEMS.
Consequence: EXCESSIVE YAW RATES PREVENT THE PROPER FUNCTION OF THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SYSTEM, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
What Owners Should Do: HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE ESC SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL WILL BEGIN ON MAY 17, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009. HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S99.
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