Honda is recalling 646,000 Fit, Jazz, and City cars due to a faulty window switch. 140,000 of those cars are in the United States. The New York Times has more:
The company said the recall was to fix a defective master switch, which could allow water to enter the power window switch and in some cases cause a fire. There were three reported cases of fires cause by the defect, two in the United States and one in South Africa, the spokeswoman said.
“The recall will start towards the end of February,” (a Honda) spokesman (said). “Now we will start talking to customers and dealers as to how we set up that recall.”
Honda U.K. said that when water entered the drivers’ windows of the Jazz model and reached a master power switch, it could cause the switch to overheat and “potentially cause fire.”
“At the recall, a waterproof skirt will be fitted to the window to avoid any damage,” the spokesman added.