Posted on: April 2, 2011
In a nationwide recall, Honda Motor Co. is recalling its Fit, Freed and City compact cars that could stall unintentionally, according to news reports.
Nearly 700,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, including 167,000 vehicles in Japan, 156,000 in China, 233,000 in the rest of Asia, and about 122,000 cars in North America.
“The recall is to replace bad ‘lost motion springs’ which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use. The springs may bend or break over time, resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine damage or stalling,” Honda said to news reports.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I’m glad to hear that no personal injuries or car accidents have occurred in connection to the recall so far. I urge Honda owners to check if their vehicle is part of the massive recall by going online to recalls.honda.com or call Honda at 800-999-1009 and checking their VIN number. Honda will also begin notifying owners next month to have their vehicle taken into a shop and have the spring fixed free of charge.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston.