• Dec 16, 2010
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American Honda has announced that it is recalling over 140,000 Fit hatchbacks due to a "potential loss of low-beam headlight functionality," the automaker has told CNN. A total of 143,083 Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model years are affected.

Honda has issued a statement saying that the root of this problem is the plating on the wiring harness connectors for the low-beam headlight circuit. The Japanese automaker states that this plating "can become warn after repeated use ... and cause the connector to overheat and fail, resulting in a loss of low-beam headlight functionality."

The automaker will begin contacting affected owners, but if you're worried about your Fit, you can take them in to your local Honda dealer for inspection and. Naturally, any repair work will be on the automaker's dime.

[Source: CNN]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Headlight issues? Really? Maybe back in the 70s, but today????
      • 4 Years Ago
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      Honda Recalls 472000 Vehicles Over Brake Defect

      All these new Hondas are having some serious safety related recalls.
      Catch on fire.
      Steering linkages.
      Brakes that don't work.
      headlight loss

      Autoblog should just start a separate website to cover the safety related recalls plaguing Honda.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No.l i'm not paid any company.
        need more honda defect?

        Honda Transmission Problems Seem to Persist

        "Despite a huge recall in 2004 and a class-action settlement in 2006, many Honda owners are still having serious problems with the automatic transmissions of their Accords, Odysseys and Pilots, requiring thousands of dollars in repairs."

        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn son, you are a trip. I realize Hyundai pays you to spread your propaganda, but this above post is really getting pathetic.

        Often Autoblog deletes your post like this, but I see they missed this one.

      • 4 Years Ago
      so will Honda be refunding those who have already had it fixed?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe they are trying to compete with Toyota on recalls? Wow how the mighty have fallen...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Might want to look at how many thousands of recalls the Detroit 3 have had over the past several decades. Relativity is important. :) Honda has always had recalls every year, but never as much as the Detroit 3. It's just getting reported now for whatever reason.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How about the Japanese are competing on responsibilities? Where's Audi when many of us have headlight problems (and they do actually fail almost on daily basis, sometimes both low-beams go out together)... But what does the dealer say? "Prove It! Video it and we'll look at it." WTF. So, buy Honda & Toyota.
      • 4 Years Ago
      me think all these recalls of international companies is so that the big 3 can sell their cars and bring back a bit of profit....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really thought another recall wouldn't come this soon. But Honda stepped up to the plate.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they hadn't recalled the driver legroom, I probably would have bought one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Officer: You are aware I am pulling you over because your headlights are not on?

      Joe: Oh, I am sorry officer, I was not aware that my headlights fell off.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another supplier and not manufacturer issue.

      • 4 Years Ago
      It can become warn?

      I don't like nitpicking on small typos, but still.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Could be either "warm" or "worn"... Oh, the uncertainty!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, and then it fails without worning.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I drive around the Delaware valley and Philadelphia, and roughly half of all motorists have either one or both headlights out; all makes, models and years. You drive around at night by feeling and sound, not sight. You get used to it, after a year or two. For the record, he other half of the motorists sport those dubiously-legal ice-blue aftermarket lamps.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Come to FL, where it seems many econo box drivers drive around with their high beams on - all the time.

        "omg wutz dat pretty blu light on my dash?! so cutttteeee ^_^"
      • 4 Years Ago
      The scary situation is the common situation where drivers/owners install non-OEM 'blue' or UV-oriented halogen headlights/bulbs that are more powerful than the OEM bulbs....the higher-wattage bulbs overload what are apparently already marginal wiring systems and either blow fuses or damage wiring harnesses or even cause electrical fires.

      Clearly Honda designed too close to the, uhh, wire.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not sure how "blowing fuses" is scary. That's what they are designed to do...
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