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Car Safety, Hatchback
Sep 01, 2006 (10:18 am)
Yours is a well thought out response. I might add that only Onstar equipped vehicles cover all 3 aspects of safety. 1.small cars do great at avoidance,
2.large cars do great in a collision,
3.Onstar provides post accident features lacking in other cars.
My next car will be equipped with Onstar but I have to pay off my current suv first haha.
Jun 14, 2007 (11:48 am)
#21 of 66 Gas tank placement
Jun 19, 2006 (11:14 am)
I read somewhere that the tank is moved forward on the Honda Fit, under the front passenger or driver's seat. Does any one know if its the case, and if so, that sounds a bit frightening if you get hit at the seat.
#22 of 66 Re: Gas tank placement [shopgirl5]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:31 pm)
The tank is under the front seats. I don't see that as a disadvantage, I see it as an advantage - lots more protection from rear-end collisions.
Jun 19, 2006 (2:09 pm)
A car fire killed several people this weekend in Phoenix when they were plowed into from behind, and the gas tank at the rear exploded.
When the tank explodes, it won't much matter if it's under you or 18 inches behind you. But if you can keep it from taking damage by moving it to the center of the car, you might gain an advantage.
#25 of 66 possible upcoming Fit recall?
Jan 02, 2007 (4:43 pm)
The December 25th Automotive News has an article titled: "Smaller cars=bigger crash risk". The last paragraph states: "The Fit scores came after Honda agreed to revise front-impact airbag design and to recall cars built before the institute tests."
Newes release from the IIHS is dated December 19, 2006.
#26 of 66 Re: possible upcoming Fit recall? [jsuess]
Jan 03, 2007 (10:30 am)
I have been calling Honda every day since Dec 19th regarding this recall and I have been getting the total run-a-round. If your fit was manufactured before November than your airbag may deploy too soon - leaving you at risk for head injury.
Honda has known about this problem for several months and has not yet released it to their dealers for repair -
I have contacted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (888) 327-4236 and filed a formal complaint. They are fully aware of this issue.
Everyone who owns a fit should call to complain. Your life is at stake!
You should also contact your local press about this, and you should call Honda PR spokesman Sage Marie at 310-783-3163. Again, Your life is at stake!