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Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 15V697000
Mfg's Report Date: OCT 22, 2015
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 25367


Summary:
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".

Consequence:
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.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV8.

Dates of Manufacture:
APR 10, 2015 to MAY 20, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
JV8

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