Honda recalls 962,000 Fit, CR-V models globally

James Raia

Honda is recalling more than 950,000 vehicles worldwide including the Fit, Fit Aria, CR-V and CR-V hybrids because of faulty power windows and computer systems that could melt and and prompt fires.

Honda will recall 936,000 units combined of the Fit subcompact, CR-V crossover and Fit Aria in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa totaling 936,000 units. The recall of the CR-Z totals 26,000 vehicles or an overall total of 962,000.

Honda recalls 962,000 Fit, CR-V models globally 1

The recall covers Fit vehicles produced in Japan from October 2005 to October 2009. The cars were shipped to China and other Asian countries. The CR-Vs affected are from the 2006 model year.

In August, Honda recalled 2.3 million cars to fix malfunctioning transmissions.

Honda says the current recall was prompted by defects in driver's-side power window switch units

A Honda spokeswoman said there were nine reported cases of vehicles catching on fire in Japan and China because of the power-window problem. There were also two reported cases of light burns after occupants touched overheated switches in recalled models.

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Article Last Updated: September 5, 2011.

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