Honda announced recently that they will recall 34,200 Fit models due to faulty wiring of a system designed to keep an airbag from deploying if a child is in the front passenger seat.
The problem exists in 22 states where salt is used on wet or icy roads. The salt is brought into the car by the driver or other passenger’s shoes. It then seeps through the carpeting and causes problems with the wiring for the air bag sensor that allows the air bag not to deploy if there is a child present.
The model years covered by the recall are 2007 and 2008. Honda will replace the potentially faulty wiring with a new system that is shown not to have the same problems from snow and salt.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a faulty air bag in a car, contact the Madison personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-822-1690 to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation.