• Jan 20, 2008

Up to 34,000 Honda Fits from 2007 and 2008 are being recalled for a faulty sensor that detects child seats or out-of-position passengers. In states that use road salt, the salt-infused water from melting snow on the driver's shoes can leak beneath the carpet and corrode the wires for the Occupant Detection System (ODS). Severing that connection means that the passenger's front and side airbags will go off even if a child is in the front seat. The recall is in effect now for cars sold or registered in these states: 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.

[Source: Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I stand behind Japanese Quality. There were 4 USDM vehicles from 2003-2005 on my driveway, now you see 4 JDM. Nobody cares if you gotta go once in a blue moon for a recall, its the quality issue people care about. I never liked living at the dealership every saturday. I can deal going to the dealership once a yr.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ...there are many other states not on the list which get snow and salt the roads... I guess you're just sh*t out of luck. A used Fit can end up anywhere (or someone can move north)...why not recall every one of them? Honda isn't short of cash.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hahahhhahahhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes I'm sure Honda is finished as a manufacturer now
      • 7 Years Ago
      I stand behind the Detroit big 3 quality to be as good as the Japanese and even better in the rust belt were I live. A mechanical good car isn`t worth crap when the doors fall off it.
      The teflon coating Toyota and Honda enjoyed for so long is starting to wear off.
      I`ll be happy when fair is fair. All companys have problems and all try to build the best product they can. Perception is all about the name reality goes beyond that. Let reality shine through and give the home team a fair shake.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a mis-Fit!!!

      New Honda Ad:

      (In robotic voice) The Fit Is NOT Go!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Funny how corrosion (and perception of) hindered the Japanese automakers for so long.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another reason salt is the work of the devil
      • 7 Years Ago
      Three usdm in my drive and one Lexus and the Lexus has been in the shop more than the three usdm's combined. Include the three usdm's before the current ones and the Lexus still outscores.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the big deal? Has everyone forgotten just how many recalls the entire auto industry had last year? 34,000 from Honda? Not a lot really. Only yesterday I read about Mercedes recalling 9000 diesel models for a faulty sensor that could literally kill the engine and make you a sitting duck in traffic. I'm sure a lot of you here drive cars that don't even have ODS. This is a minor recall at best. Get over the shock now: every manufacturer has recalls. Some (like Honda) have a lot less than others. Nothing to write home about.
        • 7 Years Ago
        maybe u a bit light headed,

        but at leaset the engine wont fire

        on the other hand with the Fit you wouldn't know till you crashed adn your airbag did not deploy - so I guess while a minor recall, i'd rather my engine not start, than my airbag not deploy or deploy incorectly when I get into a crash

        think about it one more time

        oh and I have the 2007 recall numbers in front of me.

        Honda = ~583k for 2007
        GM = ~538k for 2007
        Ford = ~3 million

        seems that Honda did not beat GM for 2007.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Non-US mftrs are notorious for not issuing recalls, either fixing under TSBs or denying problems. I cant count how many times Toyota owners on this site have complained on this very issue.

        with that, you cant define quality by # of recalls
      • 7 Years Ago
      A bit intrigued then the Fit sold in Canadian provinces isn't on the recall list?
        • 7 Years Ago
        It is. This is the American press release. I'm Canadian and got my notice this past week.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My mom's original run-about, then my four older sisters all drove it - and then I got it with 420,000miles on it.

      My dad is a body man so he'd fix trouble areas before they became huge, and consumables were obviously replaced (shocks, tires, brake pads etc) but the basics (engine and auto tranny) never failed or gave us problems.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Up to 34,000 Honda Fits from 2007 and 2008 are being recalled for a faulty sensor that detects child seats or out-of-position passengers"

      Thank goodness it not GM. Honda will get a pass on this since most folks think the Japanese are perfect and make no mistakes. The mainsteam media will ignore it. But, if it had been GM instead of Honda, it would be everywhere.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, but that's probably because Alan Mullaly sucks and the majority of the industry isn't led by car guys.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I swear, GM fans are the biggest babies on the planet. It's like a combination of a Fast-and-Furious Honda/Nissan maturity level with this incredible, chip-on-the-shoulder whinging. Despite the "Toyota quality" stories that actually are showing up in the media, you'd think it was 1995 from the way the GM fans are crying and whining about how their poor General is mistreated.

        Of course, GM executives are crybabies as well, so I guess it's a monkey-see-monkey-do situation. You never see, say, Allan Mullaly bawling about currency issues the way Bob Lutz or Rick Wagoner do on every possible occasion.

        Honda sent out recall letters for this. I got one. I went to the dealer and had it fixed in under an hour.
          • 7 Years Ago
          "I swear, Toyota fans are the biggest babies on the planet. It's like a combination of a Fast-and-Furious Honda/Nissan maturity level with this incredible, chip-on-the-shoulder whining."

          I so agree ;-)
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