Honda – really? Honda? – has issued a recall of approximately 700,000 carsdue to defective valve motion springs in some 2009-2010 Fit, Freed and City Honda models. The problem is springs are wearing out and breaking, causing the car’s engine to stall and thus, the recall. Honda called the problem “lack of lubrication where the lost motion spring retainer contacts the rocker arm.” Worst case scenario, these Honda’s may stall and the engine cannot be restarted.
Honda has received approximately 100 complaints of this problem but there have been no car accidents or injuries reported. I doubt there will be any car accidents from this but if you have one of these Hondas, don’t take a chance. Get it fixed. About 100,000 of the Honda’s in this recall are in the United States.