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No Honda Fit Takata airbag recall

The expanded Takata airbag recall list generated by Honda Motors Friday does not include Honda Fit.

Through an American Honda Motors press release, the expansion of an already massive recall of Takata airbag controllers and propellants was announced; possible effected by heat and high humidity in 13 U.S. states and territories.

However, I don’t find Honda Fit of any year or trim level appearing on today’s list, good news for Fit owners. You may read my latest drive and review of Fit here.

Prior to 2014 Fit was built and exported from Japan to the U.S.. While the U.S. market has experienced Fit recalled for minor flaws, in recent months Tokyo Based Honda Motor Company executives have been under fire for releasing for sale 400,000+ Fit Hybrids with faulty transmission shift-maps resulting in engine over-revving and the possible damage to Fits multiple-clutch CVT transmissions.

Fit Hybrid is not sold in North America

2015 Honda Fit currently enjoys top IIHS safety ratings and falls into the highest safety ranking for the compact car segment. Once again: Fit is not subject to Takata airbag related recall. You may check your vehicle VIN # for possible recall here.

According to Honda the exact number of 2001-2007 Honda, Acura cars and light trucks included in the latest voluntary recall action has not yet been determined, while no recorded deaths to date are related to this most recent recall.

In earlier news it was estimated that 6 million Honda car and light trucks had been recalled to date, prior to the latest recall expansion. Consistent with Honda’s long standing policy of “ Customer safety first,” Honda extends this voluntary recall “ free of charge” to the owner of record.

Despite the recent rash of possibly defective Honda/Takata airbag systems recalls, Honda sales hit record highs for October with Honda CR-V and Fit adding momentum to an already exceptional year for American Honda Motor Company.

According to Honda spokesperson Chris Martin, Honda purchases airbag systems from multiple vendors serving North American based manufacturing. Mom, your 2009 Honda Fit is not included in the Takata airbag recall.

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I receivbed a notice on 3/26/16 that my Honda fit is indeed on the recall list. Can you verify for me if your review came before this latest expansion of recalls. My vin is JHMGE8H51BS007818. Thanks, Gary Simmnons