Hearing that your car has been recalled can be scary nowadays. Is it exploding Takata airbags? Is my engine about to catch fire? Luckily for 2016 HR-V owners, it's a little less serious than that. Your car is missing some stickers.
An additional 104,000 vehicles are joining the growing list of Honda cars with dangerous Takata airbag inflators. Owners will need to have their car's driver-side inflators replaced. This includes the 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot. Honda hasn't said when the recall will begin, but the moment it does you **need to get your airbags serviced.
Honda has announced a small, but important recall of 4-cylinder engines found in the 2014-15 Accord and 2015 CR-V. A manufacturing error might lead to serious engine damage. I'm no mechanic, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those in good working order to get from A to B.
It's Friday, so in the immortal words of Loverboy I feel I can say that "everybody is working for the weekend." That is, unless you're one of the defective airbags in over 2.1 million vehicles. Those suckers don't work at all.
Honda CR-V door lock actuator complaints have flooded the Internet for years. Owners were fed up with the faulty actuator causing the door locks to fail. Now thanks to a class-action settlement, owners of the 2007-2011 CR-V have a little something to celebrate.
The 2015 Honda Fit's A-pillar cover might fit a little too snuggly and interfere with the deployment of airbags. The A-pillar is that bar that sits between your windshield and front windows. In the USA version of the Fit, the A-pillar contains the side-curtain airbags. International models, however, don't always have those same airbags installed. So when Honda installed international (and more permanent) covers over the USA versions' A-pillars, they effectively disabled a key safety feature.
There were high hopes when it came time to test the front bumper of the 2015 Honda Fit in the IIHS's newest, and most strenuous test -- the small overlap frontal crash test. The previous five model years had all received a "poor" rating, so surely the redesigned 2015 Fit would fare much better!
The investigation into the 2008 Accord's overly sensitive airbags has been upgraded to an engineering anaylsis. The investigation found 293 reports of people shutting the doors and triggering the driver-side or passenger-side side curtain air bag, and even the side seat-mounted torso air bag. NHTSA found 14 people who allegedly were injured because of the air bags.
With so much technology in cars nowadays, most modern recalls revolve around software bugs and module updates. Not the 2013 Fit though -- it's going old school with driveshaft failure that will disable the car. Very retro, Honda.