Honda is recalling over 175,000 hybrid versions of the Fit/Jazz and Vezel/HR-V sold in Japan since last year, over an engine control unit software glitch that could cause unintended acceleration.

Bloomberg cited Honda spokesperson Akemi Ando as saying there have been 11 reports of accidents between December 2013 and April 2014 relating to this, with no injuries or deaths.

She said the computer programme will be rewritten to fix the ECU defect, and the repair process will take about 90 minutes.

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This is the fourth time Honda has called back the Fit/Jazz Hybrid – the first three times (October 2013, December 2013, February 2014) were due to an “incorrect software programme” for the seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox’s control computer.

The aforementioned gearbox is only used on hybrid versions of the Fit/Jazz and Vezel/HR-V, as part of Honda’s Sport Hybrid Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD) one-motor hybrid system.