On January 29, Honda Motor Co. issued a worldwide recall for a total of 646,000 units of the Fit/Jazz and City models, including 140,000 in the U.S., due to a fire hazard that could potentially cause personal injury


According to a Honda spokeswoman, models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, and all of Asia except for Japan are under the recall.


The Fit is the best-selling model of Honda in Japan.


According to Honda, the recall was to repair a defective master switch, which could cause water to enter the power window switch, sometimes resulting in a fire.


The spokeswoman said that three reports had been received of fires caused by the defect. Two of those reports came from the U.S. and the third was from South Africa.

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