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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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Honda Kills Fit EV, Says It Is Committed to Other Forms of Electromotive Transportation

Aug 1 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Honda is discontinuing its Fit EV by the end of the year as it concentrates on other forms of electrified vehicles like Accord PHEV and the production version of the futuristic-looking FCEV concept that rocked the 2013 L.A. auto show. The Fit is the latest casualty of Honda’s evolving approach to electromobility. Earlier this year, Honda announced its decision to discontinue the slow-selling Insight hybrid, but this news regarding the Fit EV is, well, news considering the push toward electrif ...
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2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list revealed

Aug 1 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. This is the first time we can recall the eligible nominees in the truck/utility segment outnumbering the number of qualifying cars. 'Back to school' ads are are spooling up on TVs and in newspapers everywhere, and the auto industry's model picture is pretty clear for 2015, which means it's time for a new North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year long list. For ...
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These Morphing eBay Motors GIFs are Rad, Let You Watch Iconic Cars Grow Up

Aug 1 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Ever wish you could see some of the most iconic cars extant morph through their generations into what they’ve become today? eBay Motors has created a series of GIFs that do just that, and they’re just the best. Dubbed Visual Car Evolution, the animations show the evolution of the BMW 3-series, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, and Honda Accord. We’ve included the Corvette and Mustang GIFs here, and you can head over to eBay Motors’ blog to see the Ho ...
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American Honda volume slides 4%

Aug 1 2014 3:33pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

American Honda Motor had a rocky July, with sales falling 4 percent from a year earlier to 135,908 vehicles, in a market ...
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2015 Honda CR-V Spy Shots

Aug 1 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Honda’s current-generation CR-V crossover was all-new for the 2012 model year and soon it will receive its mid-cycle update, which we’re expecting to be introduced this fall, for the 2015 model year. The first spy shots of a prototype for the updated CR-V, revealed it would s ...
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Taiwan Motorcycle Industry – A World Apart from China

Aug 1 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Kymco Quannon 150 Taiwan Motorcycle Industry News When I am out and around motorcycle exhibitions it’s not uncommon (on hearing that I am a Chinese motorcycle journalist) for people to ask me for my opinions on motorcycle production companies Kymco and Sym as if they are Chinese motorcycle manufacturers. They are not, they are Taiwanese and there are differences. In April of this year Taiwan hosted its annual motorcycle trade exhibition. One of the more noticeable aspects of the show was the hig ...
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July 2014: Hot Hot Heat Edition

Aug 1 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We'd like to take this moment to give Chrysler, in particular, a shout-out for the month of July, 2014. Not only was it the brand's best July since 2005, it also marks the 52nd straight month that the automaker improved sales over the same month a year prior. The Pentastar has special reason to be proud of its Jeep brand, which has remained very near the top of our sales charts in sales percentage growth all year. While we're on the subject of positive streaks ...
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American Honda volume slides 4% on weak car, truck demand

Aug 1 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

American Honda Motor had a rocky July, with sales falling 4 percent from a year earlier to 135,908 vehicles, in a market that rose 9 perce ...
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: July 2014

Aug 1 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Today's sales figures continue to pave the road for a strong 2014. As the sales year steams into its second half, we've seen new optimism from analysts and automakers that expect total new-car sales this year to land close to where they were in the heyday years of the early 2000s. Related: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: June 2014 With the largest seven automakers reporting numbers so far today, industry sales in ...
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