Honda Has Tried to Fix the Fit and HR-V's Rearview Camera, but Will Not Try - Latest Global News

Honda Has Tried to Fix the Fit and HR-V’s Rearview Camera, but Will Not Try

  • The NHTSA has announced a new recall affecting 114,686 vehicles in the United States.
  • Honda first launched a recall campaign because of the problem in early 2023, but the solution proved ineffective.
  • Owners of the affected Fit and HR-V models will be notified starting July 8.

A new recall affects nearly 115,000 Honda Fit and Honda HR-V models due to a defect that may prevent the rearview camera image from booting up and appearing on the dashboard.

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Honda states that the affected Fit and HR-V models were manufactured with an incorrectly designed circuit in the display audio unit. As a result, the battery charge level may drop when the engine is started with an ignition key, which may cause the rear view camera image to no longer be displayed.

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The automaker had previously attempted to fix the issue through a software update, but said it did not adequately correct the display audio unit’s startup process.

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The NHTSA notice indicates that 114,686 cars are affected by the recall. This includes Fits built between June 12, 2017 and November 30, 2020, and HR-Vs manufactured between July 7, 2018 and April 25, 2022. Honda says it has received 92 warranty claims related to the issue between February 10, 2023 and April 27, 2024, but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths related to the defect.

    Honda has tried to fix the Fit and HR-V's rearview camera, but will not try

Honda initially decided to issue a safety recall to fix the problem on January 27, 2023, but the following month the company received the first warranty claim for a vehicle that had already been repaired. More warranty claims were received and the problem was further investigated during the first five months of this year. On May 23, it was determined that it was a defect and that the cars did not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Dealers were notified of the recall on May 31, and owners will be notified on July 8. Honda has instructed dealers to reprogram the audio display unit with updated software, and hopefully the fix will actually work this time.

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    Honda has tried to fix the Fit and HR-V's rearview camera, but will not try

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