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Honda recalls nearly 100,000 Fit vehicles

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TORRANCE, CA (KFVS) - Honda recalls thousands of its Fit models after the automaker says the cars have a faulty spring that can cause the engine not to restart.

On Wednesday, Honda announced a recall of 97,201 model years 2009 and 2010 Fit vehicles in the U.S. to replace the lost motion springs, components within the engine valve train.

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.

No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this defect.

Honda is announcing this 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.

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