Illustration for article titled 646,000 Honda Fits Recalled For Possibility Of Fiery Death

What the heck is going on in Japan lately? First it's Toyota and their ongoing cover-ups recalls and now the Honda Fit/Jazz is being recalled for a fire-causing faulty switch.


The recall affects 2007 and 2008 Honda Fits and Honda Jazz's (same car, different markets) and is centered around the driver's door master window switch. It seems it's highly vulnerable to moisture and when wet can overheat and lead to smoke and fire. The issue is suspected as the cause of a fatality in September when a two-year-old named Vanilla Nurse was killed in South Africa when the car she was sleeping in caught fire.


About 140,000 cars in the US will be recalled and 171,000 in Britain with the remainder of the 646,000 cars are scattered across the globe. The fix involves fitting a waterproof skirt around the switch to prevent moisture entry. If you have one of these cars you'll probably want to give Honda a call at 1-800-999-1009. At least this time, when there's fiery death involved in a recall, the automaker knows how to fix it.

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