Δεν λέει να ηρεμήσει η Honda με τις ανακλήσεις του Fit στην Αμερική (λέγε με Jazz στην Ευρώπη). Αν δεν κάνω λάθος στο μέτρημα, αυτή είναι η έκτη ανάκληση της τρίτης γενιάς του μικρού ιαπωνικού αυτοκινήτου στον ενάμιση χρόνο που κυκλοφορούσε στην αντίπερα όχθη του Ατλαντικού.

Αυτή τη φορά η ανάκληση αφορά 25.367 μονάδες, με το πρόβλημα να προκύπτει στο στήριγμα της πίσω χειρολαβής, το οποίο υπάρχει κατασκευαστικό λάθος. Ο βραχίονας μπορεί να τρυπήσει τον αερόσακο κουρτίνας, καθώς αυτός αναπτυχθεί, με την Honda να ανακαλεί τα επηρεαζόμενα οχήματα, τα οποία έχουν κατασκευαστεί από τις 11 Απριλίου του 2014 μέχρι 2 Ιουλίου του 2015, για να αντικατασταθεί αυτό το στήριγμα. Σύμφωνα με τον κατασκευαστή, η ανάκληση περιορίζεται μόνο στα μοντέλα με το LX επίπεδο εξοπλισμού και που δεν είναι εξοπλισμένα με ηλιοροφή.

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RECALL Subject : Improper Rear Grab Rail Bracket/FMVSS 214/226
Report Receipt Date: OCT 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V697000
Component(s): AIR BAGS , STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,367
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Fit LX-trim vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof. In the affected vehicles, the rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, the brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, “Side Impact Protection” and number 226, “Ejection Mitigation”.

If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is JV8.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Statement by American Honda Regarding Rear Grab Rail Bracket Safety Recall: 2015-2016 Honda Fit LX

Nov 6, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Honda will voluntarily recall 25,367 model-year 2015-2016 Fit LX vehicles in the United States to replace the rear grab rail brackets. The rear grab rail brackets in certain Fit LX trim vehicles were not manufactured to Honda’s design specifications. In the event of a collision that triggers a side curtain airbag deployment, the rear grab rail brackets may interfere with the airbag deployment, increasing the risk of passenger injury. No market occurrences have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during internal testing.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of 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 early December, 2015. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can now determine if their vehicles will require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.