• Jan 29, 2010
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It certainly pales in comparison to some other recent recall notices we've seen lately, but Honda has announced that it will recall 646,000 Fit hatchbacks (also known as the Jazz or the City, depending on the market) to fix a defective master switch.

The recall includes 140,000 vehicles in the United States and also includes models sold in South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. No cars sold in Japan are subject to this recall.

Apparently, water can enter into the power window switch mechanism, which in certain instances could cause a fire. So far, three such conflagrations have been reported, one in South Africa and two right here in the United States.



[Source: Reuters]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Fit sold in Canada are in the clear?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Me thinks Honda decided to slip this one out while all the noise is going on around Toyota so they won't be noticed.

      It's kind of like farting in a night club.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quite minor compared to Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      *hugs his mazda 3*
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least i got a thank you for sending a tip.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Congrats. Now bend over so we can all kiss your butt...

        Dude, it's a recall story. Yawn.
        • 4 Years Ago
        *cough* Jalop *cough"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Manual crank windows FTW!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some air bags spontaneously deploy; Honda blames drivers
      9NEWS.com - ‎Aug 30, 2009‎
      http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=122340

      Honda is same with Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whats the deal with cars made in Japan for Japan consumption always coming away clean? are they better built for the Japan market???

      I guess they protect their own and nickle and dime the rest of the world...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was wondering this same thing. The only thing I'd guess is that they only use Japanese suppliers for domestic consumption, and they have much greater oversight of the local market. Or I hope it's something like that and not for any other reason...
        • 4 Years Ago
        What makes you think the cars made in Japan come clean? Just because you don't hear about it whenever you live?

        http://www.thestar.com/business/article/757430--reputation-for-quality-hit-the-ditch-long-time-ago

        "In 2006, Tokyo censured Toyota over improper business practices for failing for eight years to disclose and act on reports of a design flaw implicated in loss-of-control incidents"

        Another example. Mitsubishi was in deep trouble in Japan not long ago as well. They were hiding defects. Just google it
      • 4 Years Ago
      Welcome to backwards land, where down is up, right is left, and water starts fires.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I remember seeing a picture of a Honda dealer with a sign "our pedals don't stick".

        Now they can update it with "ours just catches fire".
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your joke needs "In Soviet Russia" somewhere in there
      • 4 Years Ago
      Through Lean Manufacturing, I wonder how many other Honda vehicles have the same switch?
      • 4 Years Ago
      GO JAPAN LOL
      JDM Life
      • 4 Years Ago
      wtf is going on with all these recalls?

      Think i'm goin to start riding my bike....
        • 4 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Hope your bike doesn't have Shimano components, those will be recalled soon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        "In other news, Trek bicycles today announced a recall involving..."
        • 4 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Increasing sophistication creates increasing problems with interconnected parts. This is entirely predictable and applies to virtually every manufacturer, usually for small things. Toyota, given the huge safety issues and their prolonged cover-up, is getting more attention.

        And about your bike: I've had two recalled over faulty carbon designs failing. Welcome to the 21st century.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is that all these jap car companies are making their cars properly in the homeland but giving everyone else substandard vehicles?
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