Honda Recalls Certain Model Year 2009 – 2010 FIT Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—February 21, 2011.

Summary: Honda is recalling certain model year 2009 – 2010 Honda FIT vehicles.  There is a potential for one or more of the four spring assemblies on the engine’s variable valve timing and lift electronic control (VTEC) system to fail.

Consequence: A failure of the spring assemblies may cause the vehicle to stall during operation increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and replace the spring assemblies in the engine if necessary free of charge.  The safety recall is expected to begin on or before March 7, 2011.  Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Notes:  Honda’s Safety Recall No. R66.  Owners may also contact the National highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to