TORRANCE, California – American Honda Motor Co. is recalling approximately 17,800 2015 Honda Fit hatchbacks in the U.S. because of a potential stalling risk, the automaker said late Wednesday.
The problem has been traced to plug top ignition coils.
“The original plug top ignition coils may degrade over time, which, in the worst case, could cause the vehicle’s engine to stall, potentially increasing the risk of a crash,” Honda said in a statement.
No crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall.
Honda said the problem was discovered through the warranty claim process.
Honda dealers will replace the plug top ignition coils. The recall will begin on October 6. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Honda is urging the owners of these vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer once they receive notification of the recall. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.