Earlier today Honda announced a recall involving 1,659 model year 2013 Accord vehicles for improperly sealed fuel tanks. Moments later, another recall came across the wires as Honda expanded the number of Fit subcompacts covered by an earlier recall for the Vehicle Stability Assist system.
For the Honda Accord, this recall is voluntary, and Honda urges owners to take advantage of it as the fuel tanks in the affected vehicles may not have been sealed properly at the connection point on the top of the tank. If left untreated, the risk of a fuel leak increases. No accidents or injuries have been related to this issue.
The Honda Fit base model has been added to an April 2013 recall for the Fit Sport models for a Vehicle Stability Assist that may allow yaw rates that pass U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirements. Translation: the stability control doesn’t act fast enough. The issue was found during compliance testing, and no accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the issue. With today’s addition of just over 48,000 model year 2012-2013 Fits, the total number of vehicles recalled is now at 91,920.
Honda will mail out notifications in early August to owners with affected vehicles and dealers will take care of both issues without any charge to the owners. After receiving notification, owners can determine if their vehicles require repairs online at www.recalls.honda.com or by phone at (800) 999-1009 and selecting option 4.