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2010-12-17 12:26

NO INCIDENTS REPORTED: Defective wiring is to blame for the latest Honda recall.

Tokyo, Japan - Honda said on Thursday it would recall about 1.35 million Jazz subcompacts globally to repair defective wiring in the headlights.

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

Subject to the recall are cars 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 Jazz (called Fit in its home market) is the second most popular car behind Toyota's Prius, excluding 660cc minivehicles.

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


Honda SA confirmed that Honda Jazz cars built at the Suzuka factory in Japan from 2002 to 2008 are affected and will be recalled in South Africa from January 2011.

"Specifically, due to tight tolerances between the connectors in the headlight switch, accelerated wear takes place causing the low beam to lose connection."

This may result in the loss of the low beam function, although the high beam will continue to operate.
"As a safety precaution, a check needs to be carried out on the switch and the connectors.

"Honda South Africa will start recalling the affected vehicles from mid-January 2011 once the parts are available."

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