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Recall 14V258000

Right Side Drive Shaft Breaks

Recall Details

On manual transmission vehicles, the passenger front drive shaft may break while driving, resulting in loss of vehicle power. Dealers will inspect the suspect drive shaft and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For manual transmission vehicles, the passenger side drive shaft may break while driving, resulting in loss of vehicle power. The vehicle could also move unexpectedly when parking, if the parking brake is not applied.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Honda recall number is JE4.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, May 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V258000
Component
Summary
American Honda Motor Co., Ltd, (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured May 24, 2013, through July 5, 2013, and equipped with a manual transmission. The passenger side driveshaft may break while driving due to an improper heat treatment application during manufacturing.
Consequence
If the driveshaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured driveshaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the passenger side driveshaft and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 23, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JE4.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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