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Recall 14V563000

Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Deploy Properly

Recall Details

The side curtain air bags may not deploy properly due to the incorrect A-pillar trim covers being installed in the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the A-pillar interior covers and install the correct ones free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The side curtain air bags may not deploy with proper force due to improper trim covers being installed in the vehicle. This could result in increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Fit must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in September, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Honda recall number is JF9.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., July 30, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 30, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,292
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V563000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2015 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to June 9, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an A-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles without side curtain air bags.
Consequence
The affected vehicles are equipped with side curtain air bags and in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the side curtain air bags, the incorrect A-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain air bags increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the A-pillar interior cover and install the correct A-pillar cover, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 25, 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JF9.
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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