It's another recall for power window switches getting wet, shorting out and potentially setting your car on fire.
Honda is recalling nearly 700,000 Fit subcompact hatchbacks from the 2007 and 2008 model years -- including 143,083 in the U.S. -- because the master switch in the driver's door because rain, snow or other moisture can get in the door and damage the switch, causing it to overheat and smolder, smell and potentially start a fire.
Honda advises owners to park their Fits outdoors until the switch is inspected for damage.
It is the second time these Fits (sold in some markets as the Honda Jazz) have been recalled for this problem, with the first in 2010.
It's also the same issue that prompted the recalls by General Motors last August and again this month of a total of about 450,000 Chevy Trailblazer, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X SUVs from the 2005 to 2007 model years.
Honda says the original 2010 fix was not sufficient and it now ill replace them all, starting with ones that show damage in the inspection and the rest as parts are available -- so you might have to go to the dealer twice.
Honda says no crashes or injuries have been reported, but spokesman Chris Martin told the Associated Press that there have been seven reports of melted switches and two fires, all before the 2010 recall. Honda will begin notifying owners next month.It's another recall for power window switches getting wet, shorting out and potentially setting your car on fire.