Honda recalls 700,000 faulty cars

Honda is recalling almost 700,000 vehicles worldwide — including 11,000 in Australia — because of defective parts that could stall the engine and cause problems restarting it in certain models.

Melissa Cross from Honda Australia’s public relations department told Manufacturers’ Monthly that the Honda Jazz (hatch) and City (sedan) are affected in Australia, with around 11,000 being sold.

According to Consumer Reports, defective spring parts were found in Honda’s Freed compact minivan and Fit (or Jazz) that could result in abnormal sounds being generated and cause the engine to stall.

In the US, the Honda City is referred to as the ‘Fit’.

“Honda is recalling over 97,000 Fits from model years 2009-2010 to replace the lost motion springs,” said Consumer Reports.

“There have been no injuries or deaths related to the problem, but the “defective springs may bend or break resulting in engine noise and could cause the vehicle to stall.”

Locally, Cross told Manufacturers’ Monthly that customers will be contacted individually to organise a replacement part as soon as possible. 

For more information, customers should call 1800 804 954.

Image courtesy of Consumer Reports.

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