Honda recalls Fit to prevent stalling

2014 Honda Fit
Source: Honda Motor Co.
2014 Honda Fit

Honda is recalling 17,800 Honda Fits from the current model year due to an engine component that can degrade and cause the engine to stall, which could lead to an accident. The Fit, new for 2015, is Honda's smallest car.

The company says the part in question is the plug-top ignition coil. Although there is a stalling risk, no accidents or injuries have been reported. Honda says it discovered the problem by analyzing warranty claims.

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Owners will be notified by mail of the recall and then can bring in their cars for free repairs.