Honda recently announced the recall of 700,000 of its Fit models, nearly 100,000 in the U.S., for problems with a spring in the engines of these vehicles. Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham is monitoring developments in the recall closely, concerned that engine problems on busy Florida highways and interstates could result in auto accidents.
According to CNNMoney, “The Japanese automaker said Wednesday it needs to replace a part called a lost-motion spring, which is a component in the engine valve train, in 2009 and 2010 models of the small car.”
The Associated Press reported that, “No accidents have been reported related to the problem, but at least 72 complaints were filed in Japan, and 29 abroad, Honda Motor Co. spokesman Tomohiro Okada said Thursday.”
“The lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use, may bend or break over time resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine damage or stalling,” explains Honda. The company is holding the recall “to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda by mail. Notification to customers will begin in early March 2011.”
Any Honda Fit owners concerned about the recall and potential safety issues are encouraged to call Honda at 800-999-1009 or visit www.recalls.honda.com for more information.
This is the latest in a series of recalls issued by major automakers in recent years for a variety of problems that can lead to auto accidents. Nissan, Toyota, Honda and other automakers have recalled millions of cars, trucks, minivans, SUVs and other vehicles after hearing of serious problems and accidents caused by defective parts.
Have you been injured in an accident caused by a faulty part on a recalled vehicle? If so, you may be entitled to damages and should schedule a consultation with an experienced Orlando personal injury lawyer like Mr. Cunningham. He has more than three decades of experience helping clients in large, complex cases against huge corporations in product liability cases, and he has established a record of success for his clients. If you have questions about your case and want to learn more about your rights and legal options, call him today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000 to schedule your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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