Honda is recalling 141,000 Honda Fit vehicles in which a malfunctioning switch can cause the vehicle to overheat and catch fire. This issue may occur when extreme amounts of moisture from rain or melted snow flood the driver’s side master power window switch.
Honda is recalling a total of 646,000 2007-2008 Honda Fit and Honda Jazz cars worldwide after this defect resulted in the death of a car owner in South Africa.
Honda says that 2009-2010 Fit models are not affected by this recall. We are awaiting a press release by Honda and the NHTSA, which should clarify how consumers are to react to this news.
This recall is in addition to a later recall involving the same model/year Honda Fit vehicles for problems with headlights.