Honda recall 2011: Faulty windows and computers to blame

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A month ago we told you about Honda recalling around two million vehicles because of a fault with the automatic transmission on the affected vehicles. Now today we have another Honda recall in 2011, and this time faulty windows and computers are to blame, affecting almost a million vehicles.

An article on The Wall Street Journal is reporting the Japanese car maker will recall the cars globally to fix the problems with its Fit, CR-V, and CR-Z compact hybrid lines. Following the previous recalls last month the company has also received a bad Consumer Reports review for its 2012 Civic.

The company has said the latest recalls will set Honda back to the tune of $17 million in Japan, and is now recalling a further 936,000 cars from its Fit, City and CR-V ranges to fix a faulty master switch for the electric windows. Honda have said a design fault can allow the power switches to overheat that has resulted in two members of the public reporting light burns after touching them.

This latest recall affects models in the US, Europe, Japan, China, and countries in Africa and Asia. There were also nine other reports of affected vehicles catching fire in Japan and China because of the overheating switches.

Honda have also announced it is to recall around 26,000 CR-Z hybrid models in the US, Canada, Japan, and other regions due to defective programming of electronic control units for motors used by the model. Shares in the Japanese car maker fell by 4.7 percent after the news was announced to the world, which was a trend seen by other car manufacturers from the region.

The last couple of years have seen a lot of car recalls especially ones affecting Japanese car makers, who in the past have had the deserved reputation of being reliable and safe vehicles. Honda will be contacting owners of the vehicles involved and no accidents have been reported so far.

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