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Honda recalls 140,000 Fits in US

Monday, February 01, 2010
In this photo provided by Honda, 2007 Honda Fit Sport, has a price of less then $14,500, the 2007 Fit slots under the Civic and is sold as a five-door, five-passenger hatchback.  (AP Photo/Honda)

In this photo provided by Honda, 2007 Honda Fit Sport, has a price of less then $14,500, the 2007 Fit slots under the Civic and is sold as a five-door, five-passenger hatchback. (AP Photo/Honda)

Honda is recalling 646,000 Fit hatchbacks worldwide because of a glitch that could cause water to enter the power window mechanism, causing components to overheat.

A spokeswoman says the recall affects the 2007-2008 models of the Fit, which is sold in other countries as the Jazz and City. The recall affects Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and North America. About 140,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S.

In South Africa, one person was killed last year in a vehicle fire related to the malfunction. The spokeswoman says no injuries have been reported in the U.S.

The company will notify customers by mail once it has a solution. For now, customers are being advised to keep their windows rolled up during rain or snow.

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