Honda Fit recalled due to potentially dangerous engine stall problem

Honda Motors is issuing a recall of tens of thousands of cars in the U.S. because of a potentially dangerous or even deadly problem that can cause the engine to stall.  The recall is being announced as more and more drivers are reporting problems with their cars. The recall is for the Honda Fit, specifically models manufactured and sold in 2009 and 2010. The problem the recall addresses is that the Fit‘s engine will stall while the vehicle is in motion and cause the car to decelerate. in a KTRK local news story, one Honda Fit owner reported driving on I-10 with her sister late at night when the car suddenly lost acceleration and started to slow in the travel lanes: her Honda Fit would not respond to her pressing the gas pedal and sensing she was in danger she quickly got out of the travel lanes.

On Thursday February 17, 2011 Honda announced it is recalling 97,000 Honda Fit cars made in 2009 and 2010. The purpose of the recall is to replace lost motion springs. Honda Motor Company says the motion springs are within the engine valve train: the spring may bend or breaking resulting in engine noise and potentially engine damage and stalling. Honda says it will mail recalls notices to drivers whose Honda Fits are affected in early March. If you own a Honda Fit and are unsure if your vehicle is part of the recall you can check by either visiting a Honda dealership or by checking Honda’s recall web site by clicking here. You will need to have the VIN for your Honda Fit if you use the recall web site.

The Honda Fit is a 5-door, hatchback subcompact car and is pictured below:

2009 and 2010 year models of the Honda Fit are being recalled by Honda to address engine stalling problem

It is encouraging that Honda is acting now to address this potentially dangerous even deadly problem.  If a vehicle suddenly loses all power stranding the driver and passengers in a travel lane during heavy traffic, there is a potential for the occupants of the car to be hit and injured in a car accident. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident because your Honda Fit experienced engine stalling or sudden loss of power, call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Smith & Hassler for a free consultation regarding your legal rights. Smith & Hassler has handled products liability cases for injured clients against many large manufacturers, such as with the Toyota sudden acceleration incidents.