Honda Recall: Company Recalls All Fit, Vezel Hybrids Sold In Japan For Unplanned Acceleration Issue

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on July 10 2014 8:01 AM
001 2015 Honda Fit
The 2015 Honda Fit. Honda Motors says the upcoming Fit, which goes on sale in the U.S. later this year, will be safer than its predecessors. Angelo Young

Honda Motor Co. (TYO:7267) said on Thursday that it’s recalling all 175,000 Fit and Vezel model hybrids in Japan because a flaw in the cars’ software can cause unplanned acceleration. The recall includes all the models of the two cars that Honda's sold in Japan.

Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Honda has had 11 reports of accidents with the vehicles between December and April, but no reports of injuries or deaths. Both models have been subjects of recalls previously for transmission issues.

Last month, Honda said about 2 million of its vehicles made between 2000 and 2005, about half of them in North America, need to be checked to ensure airbags don’t overinflate on impact. Honda warned last week that it was likely to announce another air-bag related recall. Last year, the maker of Acura luxury cars recalled about a million of its Honda-brand vehicles in connection to the airbag problem.

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