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Honda recalls over 140,000 Honda Fits due to possible Window Switch Overheating that could cause a Fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is re-recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles covered under previous recall 10V-033. The remedy applied in this earlier recall may have been insufficient.

In the affected vehicles, over time, the plastic cover may separate from the master power window switch allowing water to enter the driver’s window and reach the master power window switch. If the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result.

2007-2008 Honda Fit recalled.

2007-2008 Honda Fit recalled.

Vehicle Information

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Honda / Fit 2007-208

 

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Report Receipt Date: June 24th, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V260000
Component(s): Visibility
Potential Number of Units Affected: 143,083

Consequence

An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners in July 2013 and will instruct owners to take their vehicles to dealers to have a free inspection conducted. If the switch is damaged, it will be replaced free of charge. If the switch is not damaged, the owner will be instructed to await a second notification that will instruct them to return to the dealer to have a replacement switch installed free of charge.

Honda anticipates it will have sufficient parts inventory to notify owners of vehicles with undamaged switches to return to dealers for replacement switches in Fall 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1.800.999.1009. Honda’s recall number is JA6.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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