Honda Recalls 1.35 Million Fit Subcompacts To Fix Headlights

10:55 AM, Dec 16, 2010   |    comments
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TOKYO (AP) - Honda is recalling 1.35 million 2007 and 2008 Fit subcompact cars globally to fix defective wiring in the headlights.

Honda said Thursday that the recall affects 143,000 cars in the United States. The company will recall 734,000 cars in Japan.

The company on its website explains the problem this way: "Due to a problem with the routing of the wiring harness for the headlight control switch, the plating on the wiring harness connectors for the low-beam circuit can become worn after repeated use. Worn plating on the connectors could result in corrosion and cause the connector to overheat and fail, resulting in a loss of low-beam headlight functionality. The high-beam headlight circuit and function are not affected."

READ: Honda's press release

Recall notices will start going out in January, Honda says, and owners can take their cars to dealers then.

Honda said the Fit recall in Japan would cost the company around 3.6 billion yen ($42.8 million).

Honda will also recall Fit cars in Europe and Asia, but declined to give details.

Honda said no accidents or injuries have been reported due to the defect.

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