Only one month after it recalled 2.3 million vehicles due to automatic transmission problems, Honda Motor, Japan’s third car maker, has announced a similar action. About 962,000 cars will be recalled globally to solve problems with power windows and computer equipment.
The new recall will cost Honda Y1.29 billion ($16.8 million) only in Japan, the company said. It added that the problems put no serious hazard or fatal accidents risks.
Nine vehicles however caught on fire in Japan and China, because of the power-window problem, a Honda spokesperson said. Two people reported light burns after touching overheated switches, the company representative added.
Honda will recall 936,000 Fit compacts, CR-V and City models in Japan, China, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere in relation to the power-window switches problem. In addition, it will recall 26,000 CR-Z hybrid models in Japan, the U.S., Canada and other markets because of defective programming of electronic-control units.
Honda is making efforts to join Japanese rivals in getting back to normal with production after the March natural disasters which disrupted supply chains. Another common problem of the Japanese car makers is the strong yen which is cutting into export profits.