Honda has recalled its two brands Fit and Vezel over issues with the engine system that has caused six fires in Japan.
Honda Motor’s Vezel and Fit cars experienced fires due to an engine control system fault. According to the reports, six times Fit and Vezel cars were caught on fire in Japan because of a flaw in engine control system.
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According to IBT, the company has vowed to recall approximately 160,000 cars of both Fit and Vezel brands to fix this issue. The company has given a separate recall of Fit and Vezel vehicles over a power steering defect. However, the recall has not affected any of the vehicles sales outside Japan.
Fits vehicles produced from August 2013 through February 2016 are among the engine control system recall while the power steering recall involves models from August 2013 through August 2015.
According to the Bloomberg, Honda recalled approximately 5,000 Fit cars in October 2013 to fix automatic and transmission and control modules defect. The company has extended the production period of previous recall, increasing the number of affected cars to 36,100.
The company recalled 81,353 Fit and Vezel vehicles in February 2014 to fix an issue in engine control. In July 2014, Honda extended the production period of recall due to the increase in a number of affected vehicles to 175,356.
In addition, the company recalled 321,501 Fit and Vezel vehicles over issues with engine ignition coils and power supply circuits in October 2014.
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In February 2016, Honda recalled the 2016 Civic over the issues with the engine that resulted in one fire and one injury.