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Honda Fit Recall 10V624000

Honda Recalls 2007-2008 Fit Vehicles Because Low Beam Headlights May Fail

Recall Details

Honda is recalling certain 2007-2008 Fit vehicles because the low beam headlights may stop working. This is a result of a poor electrical connection at the connector for the low beam headlights. If low beam headlights stop working, the driver's ability to see and be seen will be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected connector and perform necessary repairs.

Electrical & Lights, December 15, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 15, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
PE10037
Potential Number of Units Affected
143
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V624000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 HONDA FIT VEHICLES. DUE TO AN ERROR DURING INSTALLATION OF THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE COMBINATION SWITCH THAT CONTROLS LOW HEAD BEAM FUNCTION, THE WIRES FOR THE LOWER BEAM CIRCUIT WERE PULLED TIGHTER THAN INTENDED. AFTER REPEATED USE OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINAL FOR THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT CAN BECOME WORN AS A RESULT OF THIS TENSION, WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOW CONDUCTIVITY AND CAUSE AN ACCUMULATION OF COPPER OXIDE IN THE AREA OF THE CONTACTS.
Consequence
THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE DECREASING THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY AS WELL AS THE VEHICLE'S VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LOW BEAM TERMINAL AND PERFORM NECESSARY REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 21, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Notes
HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R58. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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