More than 1 million Honda vehicles are being recalled because of faulty headlights that could lose functionality, the company announced Thursday.
Hondo Motor Co. said it will recall 1,355,217 Honda Fit cars globally from model years 2007 and 2008 because of a "potential loss of low-beam headlight functionality," according to news reports . Approximately 143,083 Honda Fits are affected by the recall in the U.S.
The faulty headlights are a result of plating on the wiring harness connectors for the low-bean circuit, which ""can become worn after repeated use." Worn plating could corrode "and cause the connector to overheat and fail, resulting in a loss of low-beam headlight functionality," Honda said in a statement.
As a North Charleston personal injury attorney , I'm glad to hear that Honda is announcing this recall before any reports of personal injury occurred as a result of the defect. I urge consumers to have their Honda Fit have looked at by a Honda dealer and have their cars inspected to have their possible worn parts replaced.
There have been various other vehicle recalls this week, including announcements from Toyota, Chrysler, Volkswagen and Ford. To view all of the vehicle recalls, visit my product recall blog.