Airbag puncture prompts Honda Fit recall

Airbag puncture prompts Honda Fit recall

Honda has issued another recall for the 2015-2016 Fit after discovering an airbag problem.

The company warns that certain vehicles were built with rear grab-handle brackets that were improperly manufactured, potentially causing a puncture in the side-curtain airbag in an accident.

“If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash,” the recall documents note.

Honda first tested the side-curtain airbag with a pre-production rear grab-rail bracket, which performed as expected before the vehicles began rolling off the assembly line. A follow-up test using the actual protection parts resulted in a failure, however.

The problem is said to be limited to LX-trim models without a sunroof, equating to 25,367 units in the US market. The company claims to be unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.

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