Honda is recalling approximately 430,000 model-year 2007-08 Fit hatchbacks with manual transmissions, 2009-14 Fit hatchbacks (all transmissions), 2012 Civic Hybrid sedans, 2013-15 Accord sedans with four-cylinder engines and continuously variable automatic transmissions, 2013-15 Acura ILX sedans, and 2013 ILX Hybrid sedans due to corroding front drive shafts. The drive shaft’s protective coating may not have been applied properly during manufacturing. As a result, the drive shafts are more susceptible to damage from road salt and other contaminants, and could potentially break causing a sudden loss of drive power. The vehicle could also roll away if the parking brake is not applied when parked, increasing the risk of a crash and/or injury.
Honda began notifying owners on Feb. 1. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect the drive shafts, replacing either the left or right drive shaft, if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.