: Honda Motor Co said on Friday it would recall a total 646,000 units of the Fit/Jazz and City models globally, including 140,000 in the US
The recall covers the models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa
and Asia, but not Japan
, a spokeswoman said.
The Fit is Honda's best-selling model in Japan
Honda said the recall was to fix a defective master switch, which could cause water to enter the power window switch and in some cases cause a fire.
There were three reported cases of fires due to the defect, two in the United States
and one in South Africa
, the spokeswoman said.
However, Honda Siel Cars India said today that India
will not be a part of the global vehicle recall, announced by its parent Honda, following reports of defects in some of its models.
"There won't be any impact on the recall in India
because the Jazz that is being sold in India
is a second generation vehicle, which is not a part of the global recall," a Honda
Siel official said.
The official said the Jazz that is being recalled globally is the previous generation model.
The company had launched the premium hatchback Jazz in India
in June last year and has sold about 6,000 units so far.
Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, (HSCI) is a joint venture between Honda Motor Co Ltd, Japan
and Siel Limited, a Siddharth Shriram Group company.
Honda has announced the recall of its Jazz model after reports of defective power window switches. A international media report said the company is recalling 6.46 lakh cars across different markets in the world.
Bureau Report with PTI inputs
First Published: Friday, January 29, 2010, 18:31