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Honda recalls 143,000 Fit Hatchbacks Due to Fire Risk

Honda recalls 143,000 Fit Hatchbacks Due to Fire Risk

Jul 1 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Fit hatchbacks recalled again for fire risk

Honda announced last week that it would be recalling 143,000 Fit hatchbacks due to a problem with the window switch that could lead to a fire. Honda says that it is issuing a voluntary recall that...

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Honda recalls 143,000 Fit Hatchbacks Due to Fire Risk

Jul 1 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Fit hatchbacks recalled again for fire risk

Honda announced last week that it would be recalling 143,000 Fit hatchbacks due to a problem with the window switch that could lead to a fire. Honda says that it is issuing a voluntary recall that covers 143,083 Fit hatchbacks produce between 2007 and 2008. The recall has to do with a master power window switch that can be exposed to water or other liquids.

Honda fears that over time exposure to liquid can cause the switch to over heat, melt, and possibly start a fire. Honda says that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of this problem. This recalls the second for the same Honda Fit models since January 2010.

The first recall for the same issue was expected to fix the potential for fire. However, Honda says that in determine the initial recall was not "sufficiently robust." The last recall for the issue was made in 2010 and necessary repairs will be made at no cost.

 
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Power Wheels Jeep gives way to MINI

Jul 24 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Like many of us, Samantha Tan learned the fundamentals of car handling in an electric Power Wheels Jeep when she was six-years old. She fondly recalls driving around the house in it “trying to do 180s” and remarked that even then, she enjoyed the feeling of speed and control. Only a true racer would spend their childhood clipping apexes in the living room. The Power Wheels Jeep gave way to a significantly faster go-kart and, she says, she enjoy ...
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Star Lineup Set for Okells Brewery 350cc Classic TT

Jul 24 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 350cc Classic TT Race Like the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT Race, the Okells Brewery 350cc Race is set to be a thrilling affair and it could well be even more closely contested with evenly matched machines and a stellar line up of riders offering the potential for a close race. The class, like all races at the 2014 Classic TT presented by Bennetts, was oversubscribed with a full grid of almost 90 entries eventually accepted. With ...
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16 hours ago

GM quarterly earnings tank due to recall costs

Jul 24 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Autoblog

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Testifies Before Senate Committee About GM's Recalls
Filed under: GM, Earnings/Financials Given General Motors' steady stream of recalls this year (including a single day with around 8.4 million vehicles needing repair), it's not a huge surprise that the cost to deal with all of the problems will be high. However, few analysts expected the tab to be this steep. In the General's just-announced second-quarter financial filing, it revealed that ...
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GM quarterly earnings tank due to recall costs

Jul 24 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Autoblog

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Testifies Before Senate Committee About GM's Recalls
Filed under: GM, Earnings/Financials Given General Motors' steady stream of recalls this year (including a single day with around 8.4 million vehicles needing repair), it's not a huge surprise that the cost to deal with all of the problems will be high. However, few analysts expected the tab to be this steep. In the General's just-announced second-quarter financial filing, it revealed that net income f ...
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2015 Acura NSX burns to the ground at the 'Ring [w/video]

Jul 24 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Honda Indy Toronto - Day 2
Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Acura, Honda Assuming all goes to plan, automakers test their vehicles to the breaking point in the months and years leading up to that vehicle's actual release into the public. Which is good, because it's much better for a car to break in glorious fashion in the hands of the company that produces it than in the driveway of an owner who just spent their hard-earned cash to get ...
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2016 Acura NSX Prototype Burns on Nürburgring, Enters Supercar Inner Circle

Jul 24 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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A manufacturer can’t expect to be taken seriously as a supercar builder unless a few of its exotics catch on fire every once in a while—take Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, for example. It appears Acura’s $100,000-plus NSX sports car badly wanted into the gang: One of the prototypes just fried itself during a testing session at the Nürburgring. You can now consider the car made. Both occupants reportedly esc ...
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2015 Acura NSX burns to the ground at the 'Ring [w/video]

Jul 24 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Honda Indy Toronto - Day 2
Filed under: Spy Photos, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Acura, Honda Assuming all goes to plan, automakers test their vehicles to the breaking point in the months and years leading up to that vehicle's actual release into the public. Which is good, because it's much better for a car to break in glorious fashion in the hands of the company that produces it than in the driveway of an owner who just spent their hard-earned ca ...
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Hyundai and Porsche top J.D. Power’s owner appeal study

Jul 24 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

FIA World Rally Championship Poland - Day Three
Technology upgrades and new features don’t seem to have much effect on how satisfied owners are with their new cars, according to this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study. The annual study, which has been running for 19 years, measures Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) of new cars and satisfaction among owners. Owners evaluate their new cars across 77 areas, which are used to measure cars on a 1,000-point scale. “The study finds that APEAL scores for all-new and rede ...
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18 hours ago

ATS reveals new Leggera roadster

Jul 24 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, MISC Never heard of ATS? Nope, we're not talking about the Cadillac sports sedan. We're talking about Automobili Turismo e Sport, an Italian automaker formed by a group of renegade Ferrari staffers in the mid-'60s. ATS was only on the map for a couple of years, producing models like the 2500 GT and competing in a handful of grands prix. But AT ...
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ATS reveals new Leggera roadster

Jul 24 2014 9:33am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, MISC Never heard of ATS? Nope, we're not talking about the Cadillac sports sedan. We're talking about Automobili Turismo e Sport, an Italian automaker formed by a group of renegade Ferrari staffers in the mid-'60s. ATS was only on the map for a couple of years, producing models like the 2500 GT and competing in a handful of grands prix. But ATS (not unlike Mini and Bugatti) was revived a couple of years ago, hitting the scene with ...
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