Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Master Power Window Switch Recall: 2007-2008 Honda Fit

Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Master Power Window Switch Recall: 
2007-2008 Honda Fit 
MARKHAM, ON, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Honda will voluntarily recall 34,881 
model-year 2007-2008 Fit vehicles in Canada to replace the master power window 
switch. Under severe conditions, rain water (through an open driver's window) 
or other spilled liquids may enter the master power window switch on the 
driver's door. Over time, exposure to water and other fluids can damage the 
switch, which can cause it to overheat and melt, and potentially damage the 
attached wire harness. An overheating switch could also produce smoke and 
potentially cause a fire. No crashes, injuries or fires related to this issue 
have been reported in Canada. Honda is advising customers to park affected Fit 
vehicles outside until the master power window switch has been inspected. 
In January 2010, Honda conducted a recall of the same Fit vehicles for this 
issue utilizing a repair procedure which has since been determined by Honda 
not to be sufficiently robust to ensure that the switches would be protected 
against all moisture intrusion. Under the current recall, the master power 
window switches will be initially inspected, and if damaged, immediately 
replaced. (All 2007-2008 Fit vehicles are affected regardless of whether they 
were repaired as part of the prior recall.) If an affected vehicle's window 
switch is found not to be damaged, the owner will be notified again at a later 
date to have the switch replaced when sufficient supplies of the updated 
switch are available. 
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles 
to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive 
notification of this recall from Honda Canada. Mailed notification will be 
sent to customers in late-July 2013. In addition to contacting customers by 
mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles 
require repair by going to www.honda.ca/recalls or by contacting Honda Canada 
Customer Relations at 1-888-9HONDA9. 
Maki Inoue 905-888-4416 
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc. 
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CO: Honda Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT  
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