Owners of the 2015-2016 Honda Fit LX without a sunroof are affected by a recall where the grab handles can puncture the side-curtain airbags when they inflate during a collision. According to Honda, the brackets attaching the rear handles to the headliner are faulty. The Japanese automaker discovered the issue following crash tests in July and September this year. Starting next month, Honda dealers in the U.S. will reinstall the rear handles with new brackets that have felt installed on the ends to help prevent puncturing the airbags. No reports of injuries, crashes or warranty claims have been related to the recall.
The other recall affects the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, which needs its instrument cluster software updated because warning lights for the stability control, anti-lock brakes or tire pressure lights may not illuminate as soon as the computer detects a fault. However, Honda did say that if the car is switched off and restarted, the applicable warning lights will turn on. Dealers will update the software on the affected Pilot units starting at the end of this month. No injuries, crashes or warranty claims have been reported.
Both recalls combine to affect approximately 60,000 vehicles.