Honda announced another safety recall on a specific model on January 29, 2010. Honda recalls all 2007 and 2008 models of Honda Jazz or Fit due to window switch defect. This is a separate case from the Honda Recall in August 2009 that was made on Civic and Accord models 2001-02 due to airbag defects. According to the vehicle manufacturing company’s press release, this January 2010 Honda recall affects the Fit or Jazz model only.
The Honda recall of Fit or Jazz 2007-08 models is effective immediately worldwide. The recall affects Honda Jazz or Honda Fit models built in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand with approximately 646,000 car sales. In the United Kingdom alone, more than 171,300 Honda Jazz compact cars will be recalled as a protocol although no window malfunction reports were received in the place.
This January 2010 Honda recall of Honda Fit or Jazz is to promote safety of both drivers and passengers of this car model. It was conducted as the company received reports of window switch malfunctions. The master window switch on the driver’s door can malfunction due to exposure of heavy rain or due to overheating circuit boards that are fire hazards.
To address the issue, all Honda recalled cars will be fitted with a waterproof skirt to prevent further water entry. Honda will also be replacing malfunctioning and worn-off window switches but not all recalled cars are entitled for window switch replacement.
Honda is currently making contacts to reach approximately 646,000 car owners of the said model. Like the January 2010 Toyota Recall, this Honda Jazz or Fit recall of window switches is now being conducted worldwide and the Honda offers the change of affected parts free of charge.