Honda is recalling more than 60,000 new Fit and Pilot models for separate problems relating to airbags and warning lights, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2015–2016 Fit LX—specifically, only LX trims without sunroofs—have grab handles that can puncture the side-curtain airbags when they inflate during a collision. The brackets attaching the rear handles to the headliner are faulty, which Honda discovered after crash tests in July and September this year. Starting in December, dealers will reinstall the rear handles with new brackets that have felt installed on the ends that is intended to prevent puncturing the airbags. Honda said it had no reports of injuries, crashes, or warranty claims. Last month, Honda recalled the 2015 Fit for automatic-transmission failures.
2016 Honda Pilot Elite AWD
On 2016 Pilot SUVs, the instrument cluster software needs to be updated because warning lights for the stability control, anti-lock brakes, or tire pressure may not illuminate as soon as the computer detects a fault. However, when the car is switched off and restarted, the applicable warning lamps will appear.
Honda said an “unreported software modification” had been shipped out by the supplier prior to production after it discovered the problem in July. Dealers will update the software starting at the end of November. No injuries, crashes, or warranty claims have been reported, Honda said.