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.
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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