2013 Honda Fit recall
Even though Honda vehicles are some of the most reliable vehicles on the road at this point, every once in awhile there are unforeseen instances of mechanical errors. The 2013 Honda Fit recall is one example.
The 2013 Honda Fit hatchback was recalled for a driveshaft problem, meaning the vehicle may have difficulty going from acceleration to stopping. The recall affects more than 1,000 Honda Fit hatchbacks, but only those manufactured by American Honda Motor Company and those that were manufactured for the 2013 model year. The recall will begin in mid-June.
As far as we know, any other Honda Fit model years aren’t affected. Alberta Honda is a certified Honda dealership that will be happy and able to fix any problems that may arise, whether or not they are related to the 2013 Honda Fit hatchback recall.
There have been no crashes or injuries related to the 2013 Honda Fit recall, but the problem was discovered through a warranty claim review. According to a statement from the American Honda Motor Company, the issue arose during the production of certain right driveshafts because of a possible heat-treatment process that was not applied properly, which resulted in the driveshaft not being as strong as intended.
The result of this inhibited process would make the vehicle’s driveshaft more likely to fail when the vehicle is accelerating from a stop, due to the torque. A broken right driveshaft will reduce the vehicle’s ability to move via its own power, which could contribute to a collision.
Honda owners who are affected by the recall will receive a letter in the mail, and they can take the car to an authorized Honda dealer to fix the problem. Authorized Honda dealers will replace the right front driveshaft.
The Honda Fit is available at Alberta Honda in Edmonton. We have financing options for those of you who are interested in the Honda Fit. The 2014 Honda Fit is extremely eco-friendly and gets incredible fuel economy. Test drive it today at Alberta Honda!