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Headlight Problems Force Honda Fit Recall

Honda announced that it recalling 2007 and 2008 Honda Fits because of problems with its low-beam headlights. The problems revolve around the routing of a wire harness.

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Honda said in a news release that approximately 143,000 models are being recalled due to a problem with the routing of the wiring harness for the headlight control switch, the plating on the wiring harness connectors for the low-beam circuit can become worn after repeated use. Worn plating on the connectors could result in corrosion and cause the connector to overheat and fail, resulting in a loss of low-beam headlight functionality. The high-beam headlight circuit and function are not affected. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda says it will notify owners of model-year 2007 and 2008 Honda Fit vehicles to bring the vehicle to a Honda dealer for inspection. If needed, the dealer will replace the wiring harness terminal, and the wiring harness connector will be secured in place. If any signs of damage in the connector exist, the dealer will replace the headlight switch.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification from Honda that their vehicle requires repair. Notification to customers will start in January 2011.

After January 2011, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicle requires repair by going online or by calling Honda. Honda owners can go to or call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4

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