Owners of 2007-2008 Honda Fits may soon have another dealership visit in their future, thanks in part to a new voluntary safety recall. Honda just announced it's addressing an electrical issue that could prevent the use of low-beam headlamps.
2007-2008 Honda Fit
The Problem: Wiring harnesses for the headlamp control switch may have been misrouted during assembly, which could potentially wear the plating on connnectors for the low-beam circuit after extended use. If this happens, the connector could overheat and fail, rendering the low-beam lamps inoperable. Honda notes that high-beam headlamp functionality is not impeded by this issue.
The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners in January to take their vehicle to a dealer who will inspect the harness routing and the connectors themselves. As needed, dealers will replace the problematic wiring harness terminal, connector, and properly secure the harness. If necessary, dealers will also replace the headlamp switch itself. Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Within the United States, Honda is recalling 143,083 2007 and 2008 Fits, but we haven't seen an estimate from the automaker as to how many vehicles it expects will exhibit these conditions. Globally, this recall will extend to nearly 1.35 million Fit/Jazz models.