• 2012 Honda Fit Sport.
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Honda is recalling 43,782 examples of the 2012 and 2013 Fit Sport in the US and close to 2,000 more in Canada. During federal compliance testing it was discovered that the software for the Vehicle Stability Assist allows an excessive tilt angle before applying the brakes to prevent a crash. The issue only affects Fit Sports equipped with a certain kind of tire.

Honda will notify owners in mid-May, at which time owners can take their cars to dealers to have the stability control software updated free of charge. There's a press release from Honda below with more details.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding VSA Non-compliance Recall: 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport

TORRANCE, Calif. – Apr. 26, 2013 – Honda will voluntarily recall 43,782 model-year 2012-2013 Fit Sport vehicles in the United States to update the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system software, free of charge. The VSA system on certain 2012-2013 model year Honda Fit Sport vehicles equipped with certain tires may allow yaw rates that exceed certain U.S. Federal Mo
tor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) requirements. This issue was discovered during FMVSS compliance testing, and Hondais not aware of any related crashes or injuries.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-May, 2013. In addition to contacting customer
s by mail, at that time, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicl
es require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.


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      insanemstng
      • 1 Year Ago
      More junk from recahonda the most recalled cars for 2011,2012 and now in the lead for 2013. Who will win this year will it be junkota or recahonda their both neck and neck for 2013.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Notice all the recalls and how many are electronics related, all of them for all of the manufacturers, time to go back to reliable mechanical connections.
        Derek
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Oh yeah I forgot they had mechanical Vehicle Stability Assist in 1970. Turns out if you don't put an engine under the hood you'll never have a recall either. What are these manufacturers thinking. haha.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
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      • 1 Year Ago
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      elevator101
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bought a 2013 Fit Sport a couple of months ago when I gave my 97 Integra Sedan with 230,000 miles to my granddaughter. The fit is fine for a couple of old like my wife and I, but the Integra was a lot more fun. To bad Honda has lost their way.
      timrbrock
      • 1 Year Ago
      HONDA FIT VS. NISSAN VERSA. The Honda Fit and Nissan Versa are comparable cars. Both are compact 4-door hatchbacks. Up untill recently, the Nissan Versa held a slight advantage in price. Now though, Nissan's Versa has fallen behind. The 1st & 2nd Versa generations were great, but later this year, the new Versa Hatchback called the "Versa-Note" will arrive. The Versa Note will have a smaller, weaker, noiser engine, less noise insulation, and thinly-padded seats. New, but anything but improved! So, I was planning on buying a Versa, but now that Nissan has made it a less desireable car, I'll be getting a Fit instead!
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @timrbrock
        There is a reason why the Sonic is outselling the Fit by a huge amount - you should drive one and you will find out why that is. The Versa sells more because it is the cheapest in the segment - but you definitely get what you pay for with a Versa - cheap everything. Only bottom scrapers buy those
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
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          pineway259
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          I test drove a Sonic.. too small. GM knows how to build a cheap car, but not how to build an inexpensive car. GM doesn't have much in their linup that appeals to me and I already have four GM cars in my garage.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
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          carfan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          to cruising...what I heard was that the guy with the infinity got his honda for free for buying an infinity
      floppypawltd
      • 1 Year Ago
      People actually bought these?????
      dnkdltn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hasn't all of the auto industries had plenty of time to already know, what federal compliance testing will be done to their products??? It seems stupid that year after year there is some type of recall on certain vehicles.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sport edition allows "sport". Shocker they would want to take that away.
      pineway259
      • 1 Year Ago
      With all the added gizmos built into the newer cars just allows more issues of failed components. I learned to drive before seatbelts, anti lock brakes, stabilty control, tire pressure monitors etc. I haven't had an accident. With all the built on components, todays driver's just know how to steer a car, but don't know how to drive. Every day, on the expressways, I see drivers in the left lane driving 10 feet in back of another car driving 10 mph over the speed limit. Now some cars have anti collision devices built in. Far too many drivers are just idiots.
      Sylvie
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...because it was unfit?
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems when Americas big three auto companies sold the most vehicles, they also had the most recalls and many went shopping for foreign cars. Now foreign cars outsell domestic's and look at who has the most recalls....FOREIGN COMPANIES !.....See the pattern ?
      kontroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      not so fit...aye?!
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