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More Than 110,000 Honda Fit, HR-V Recalled For Backup Camera Defect

A Honda backup camera recall has been issued for 2018-2020 Honda Fit and 2019-2022 Honda HR-V vehicles whose rearview camera images may not properly display after the drivers start the ignition.

Approximately 114,686 Honda Fit and Honda HR-V vehicles are affected by the recall. According to recall documents, the rearview camera image problems are caused by a design error in the power circuit in the display audio unit.

When the engine is started with an ignition key, the cranking causes the battery’s state of charge to drop. As a result, the display audio cannot boot up and the rearview camera image cannot be displayed.

Certain 2018-2020 Honda Fit and 2019-2022 Honda HR-V vehicles were recalled in March 2023 for the same backup camera issue.

A previous software update issued for these Honda Fit and Honda HR-V vehicles did not adequately correct the display audio unit boot up procedure. As a result, the rearview camera image is not being displayed after the vehicle is started up.

From October to December 2020, Honda observed and investigated a trend of malfunctioning display units. In August or September 2021, Honda learned that the issue occurred right after the vehicles started up and only on vehicles that used an ignition key. On January 27, 2023, Honda decided that a recall was needed. This led to the previous Honda backup camera recall with an insufficient remedy.

Honda received 205 warranty claims for the backup camera issue between March 20, 2018 and January 6, 2023. On February 10, 2023, Honda received its first warranty claim related to the backup camera issue from a previously repaired vehicle. From July 25, 2023 to May 7, 2024, Honda investigated the backup camera defect and analyzed a potential software error before determining that a secondary recall was needed.

From February 10, 2023 to May 23, 2024, Honda received 92 more warranty claims related to the backup camera image failing to display.

Honda backup camera recall notices will be issued around July 8, 2024. Honda Fit and Honda HR-V vehicles will have their display audio units reprogrammed with updated software that contains the correct boot up procedure.

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