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2016 Honda Fit recall JV8

Honda Recall JV8: Improper Rear Grab Rail Bracket/FMVSS 214/226

2016 Honda Fit

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.

Air Bags — Side/Window
Structure

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".
Actions
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.
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Date Announced
OCT 23, 2015
Vehicles Affected
25,367
Honda Recall #
JV8
NHTSA Campaign #
15V697000
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