Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Honda re-recalls Fit vehicles

A fix from an earlier recall may not have done the job

Honda is re-recalling 143,083 model year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles covered under a recall issued in 2010.

The remedy applied in the earlier recall may have been insufficient. In the affected vehicles, over time, the plastic cover may separate from the master power window switch allowing water to enter the driver's window and reach the master power window switch.

If the master power window switch is damaged as a result of the water intrusion, overheating and failure of the switch may result. An overheated switch can cause smoke, melting and fire.

Honda will notify owners in July 2013, and will instruct owners to take their vehicles to dealers to have a free inspection conducted. If the switch is damaged, it will be replaced free of charge. If the switch is not damaged, the owners will be instructed to await a second notification that will instruct them to return to the dealer to have a replacement switch installed free of charge.

Honda says it expects to have sufficient parts inventory to notify owners of vehicles with undamaged switches to return to dealers for replacement switches in Fall 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall number is JA6.