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2007-2008 Honda Fit in Recall

Source: FamilyCarGuide.com

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Some early versions of the Honda Fit sold in the U.S. are being recalled for a headlight problem.

The Japanese carmaker says its 2007-2008 Fit is involved in the service action. At least 143,038 Fit hatchbacks are included.

Honda says the wiring harness is routed improperly in the Fit. Because of it, the low-beam headlight wiring can corrode, leading to overheating and a failure of the low beams.

Owners will be alerted by mail and can bring their vehicles to their Honda dealer for a repair--which could involve replacing the entire wiring harness, as well as the headlight switch.

Honda says the problem doesn't affect the Fit's high-beam headlights, and adds that no injuries nor any accidents have been linked to the problem.

Notification will begin in January. For more information, owners can search out the Federal government's database of recalls at safercar.gov.

link:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1052613_2007-2008-honda-fit-in-recall

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Honda to recall 1.35M Fit/Jazz models globally

Honda's recall will affect 385,000 units of the Jazz sold in Europe. Honda says the recall will have little effect on the its earnings.

Automotive News Europe -- December 16, 2010 09:16 CET

TOKYO (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 1.35 million Fit/Jazz models globally to repair defective wiring in the headlights.

Most of the models to be recalled were sold in Japan, followed by Europe, where the car is called the Jazz, and then the United States.

No accident was reported from the defect, a Honda spokesman in Tokyo said on Thursday.

Subject to the recall are models built at Honda's Suzuka factory in Japan between November 2001 and October 2007.

About 735,000 units will be recalled in Japan, where the Fit is the country's No. 2 seller behind Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius, excluding 660cc minivehicles.

Honda will also recall 143,000 Fits exported to the United States, and 385,000 units in Europe, where the model is called the Jazz. The car will also be recalled in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

In Japan, the recall will cost about 3.6 billion yen ($43 million) and will have negligible effect on Honda's earnings, the spokesman said.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101216/ANE/312169995/1193#ixzz18HxWjwMg

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Honda recalling 143,000 Fit hatchbacks over potential headlight loss

by Steven J. Ewing (RSS feed) on Dec 16th 2010 at 10:27AM

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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.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/16/honda-recalling-143-000-fit-hatchbacks-over-potential-headlight/

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‘TIS THE SEASON: HONDA RECALLS 1.35M FITS WORLDWIDE FOR FAULTY HEADLIGHTS

By Mark Kleis

Today Honda has announced a safety recall that reaches as many as 1.35 million Fit subcompact vehicles worldwide regarding a faulty headlight switch that can cause the low-beam lamps to fail.

The problem stems from the routing of the wiring harness for the headlight control switch as the plating on the wiring harness connectors for the low-beam can become worn after repeated use.

The high-beam headlight circuit and function are not affected. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

In the U.S., the recall will involve 143,083 vehicles, model years 2007 through 2008. The recall will be in effect as of January and owners of the defective vehicles can visit their local dealers to have the problem fixed free of charge.

link:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/tis-the-season-honda-recalls-1-35m-fits-worldwide-for-faulty-headlights.html

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Honda to Recall 1.35 Million Fit and Jazz Models Worldwide to Repair Headlamps

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010

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Honda said on Thursday it would recall around 1.35 million examples of its Fit / Jazz subcompact to fix a potential problem with the cars' headlamps. The recall affects approximately 143,083 model year 2007 and 2008 Fit vehicles in the U.S., 385,000 units of the Jazz in Europe and 735,000 cars in Japan.

The Japanese automaker said the problem has been traced back to the routing of the wiring harness for the headlight control switch, as 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," said Honda in an press statement. According to the company, the high-beam headlight circuit and function are not affected by this problem, while Honda also added that no accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

In the States, owners of model-year 2007 and 2008 Fit vehicles will receive a notification in early January to bring the vehicle to a Honda dealer for inspection. Honda said the dealers will inspect and if necessary, replace the wiring harness terminal and secure the wiring harness connector. If there are any signs of damage in the connector, Honda said dealers will replace the headlight switch as well.

link:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/12/honda-to-recall-135-million-fit-and.html

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