Honda Fit Recall

Posted: December 17, 2010

If you own a 2007 to 2008 Honda Fit, you need to watch your mail for a recall notice.

“Honda is recalling 143,083 2007-08 Honda Fit hatchbacks over a defect with the headlights. In certain models the wiring harness for the headlight control switch can become worn out over repeated use,” writes Kicking Tires.

“Due to a problem with the routing of the wiring harness for the headlight control switch, 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. The high-beam headlight circuit and function are not affected. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue,” says Honda.

Left Lane News adds, “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.”

If you own an affected Fit, Honda says you “will receive notification to bring the vehicle to a Honda dealer for inspection. If needed, the dealer will replace the wiring harness terminal, and the wiring harness connector will be secured in place. If any signs of damage in the connector exist, the dealer will replace the headlight switch.”

If you’re not sure if your car is affected, go to www.recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4.  You can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit safercar.gov.

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