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Honda Fit Recall, Stability Control Danger

Crash Danger Causes Honda Fit Recall
Report Receipt Date: APR 24, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V157000 
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43,782 

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda
SUMMARY:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles manufactured May 23, 2011, through March 22, 2013. The electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Vehicle Motor Safety Standard No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash.


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