The side-curtain airbags can be punctured by the rear grab-rail brackets.
Honda has issued another recall for the 2015-2016 Fit after discovering an airbag problem.
The company warns that certain vehicles were built with rear grab-handle brackets that were improperly manufactured, potentially causing a puncture in the side-curtain airbag in an accident.
"If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash," the recall documents note.
Honda first tested the side-curtain airbag with a pre-production rear grab-rail bracket, which performed as expected before the vehicles began rolling off the assembly line. A follow-up test using the actual protection parts resulted in a failure, however.
The problem is said to be limited to LX-trim models without a sunroof, equating to 25,367 units in the US market. The company claims to be unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
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