Blind Spots Ahead: Honda Recalls Over 100,000 Vehicles for Camera Glitch!
Honda is recalling 114,686 vehicles due to a problem with the display unit that may prevent the back-up video camera image from showing. According to a report submitted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects Honda Fit and HR-V models manufactured between 2018 and 2022. However, it only affects models with key ignitions.
Honda Fit and HR-V Honda Fit Hatchback manufactured between 2018 and 2020 and Honda HR-V SUV manufactured between 2019 and 2022 are the two models affected by the recall. The Japanese car maker has received over 200 warranty claims for the issue since 2018, but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Problem with Display Unit
The display unit of some Honda Fit and HR-V vehicles may fail to boot up when the car is ignited, causing the car’s battery level to drop. If the display unit doesn’t boot up, it can’t display the back-up camera image, according to the NHTSA report. The Japanese car maker said the display circuit was improperly manufactured.
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Owners to be Notified in March
Honda will notify impacted owners of the recall on March 13 and ask them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. A software update that solves the issue will be performed at the dealership, according to the NHTSA.
Fix for the Defect
The software update will fix the defect in some Honda Fit and HR-V vehicles, ensuring the display unit boots up and displays the back-up camera image correctly. The recall is an important step for Honda to maintain its reputation for quality and reliability and to ensure the safety of its customers.