No Jazz, City recall - Honda Cars Philippines

No faulty window switch here
Feb 1, 2010
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Honda Jazz and Honda City units sold in the Philippines do not have the faulty window switch which has prompted the Japanese carmaker to issue a worldwide recall over the weekend.

"The units being sold locally are not affected by the recall," Sheryl delos Santos, Honda Cars Philippines public relations officer.

The recall of 646,000 Honda Jazz (known as the Fit in other markets) and City units was announced on January 29.

"The master window switch in the driver's door can malfunction when exposed to large amounts of liquid ingress, for example if the window is left open frequently or for long periods during heavy rain," Honda UK said in a statement. "Water and other fluids can cause the circuit board of the window switch to malfunction and prevent opening or closing of the window. In rare cases, the circuit board can overheat causing melting or smoke or, potentially, fire."

There had been three reported cases of fire due to the window switch defect, a Reuters article on NYTimes.com said.

Units involved in the recall are built in Japan, China, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia and India.

"All recalled cars will be fitted with a waterproof skirt to prevent further water entry," Honda UK said.
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