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Statement by Honda Canada Regarding VSA Non-compliance Recall: 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport

MARKHAM, ON – Apr. 26, 2013 – Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 2,000 model-year 2012-2013 Fit Sport vehicles in Canada to update the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system software, free of charge. The VSA system on certain 2012-2013 model year Honda Fit Sport vehicles equipped with certain tires may allow the tires to lose traction and the vehicle to skid under certain test maneuvers, resulting in yaw rates that exceed certain Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) requirements. This issue was discovered during compliance testing, and Honda is not aware of any related crashes or injuries.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in May, 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling (888) 9HONDA9.