Honda Recalls 962K Cars Worldwide

Says power window units could catch fire
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 5, 2011 1:25 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by Honda shows the 2012 CR-V. Honda says CR-Vs are among the 962,000 cars it will recall worldwide due to power window problems.   (AP Photo/Honda)

(Newser) – Honda Motor Co. says it will recall a total of 962,000 cars worldwide to fix power windows and computer systems. Honda will recall 936,000 units of the Fit subcompact, CR-V crossover, and Fit Aria in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, the company said today. The Fit is called Jazz in some overseas markets, while the Fit Aria is also known as City. This comes on the heels of a 1.5-million-car recall in early August and a smaller one a few days later.

Honda says the recall was prompted by defects in driver's-side power window switch units, which could potentially melt and catch fire. It will also recall 26,000 CR-Z compact hybrids globally due to programming problems with the engine control unit. There have been no injuries because of the defects, Honda says.

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