Honda recalls 143,000 Jazz globally, 42,500+ City in India

Honda has announced a global recall that will affect 143,000 units of their Jazz (also known as Fit) hatchback globally. The reason being, replacing power window switch on the driver side door. For this very same reason, Honda’s Indian subsidiary has recalled 42,672 units of previous ( 2nd ) generation Honda City.

Honda recalls 143,000 Jazz globally, 42,500+City in India

The problem with Jazz’s power window switch, according to Reuters, is that in case of spilling of liquid (or rain water), the switch might get damaged, resulting in over-heating and this could cause fire in side the cabin. The affected units of Jazz were manufactured in 2007 and 2008, and coincidentally, the City variants recalled in India, too were built in the same time frame.

Honda India has not recalled any Jazz model, because it was not launched in the country before 2009. Honda also says that there has been no injury or accident or death, which has resulted due to the faulty switch anywhere in the world. Concerned owners of the vehicle, will be informed individually in a phased manner, and the faulty switch will be replaced with a new one, free of cost. For more information, scroll through the new release below.