Honda HR-V Vezel RS 1

Honda has announced a recall for 160,000 Fit (Jazz) and Vezel (HR-V) models in Japan. The recalls were made due to defective power steerings and a component that controls the electric current in the affected vehicles. According to the report by Associated Press, the recall is limited to vehicles sold in Japan.

Yuichi Yamamoto, a Japan transport ministry official, told Bloomberg the faulty electronic control unit has resulted in six fires being reported. Meanwhile, problems with the power steering have been linked with two collisions. Thankfully, no death or injuries have been reported due to the incidents.

The affected vehicles were produced between August 2013 and February 2016. According to Honda, only the Fit cars were recalled for both problems. However, no issues relating to the vehicle’s steering wheel was reported for the Vezel.

Honda Fit

Previously, both models have been recalled on several occasions in Japan. In October 2013, Honda recalled 4,883 Fit cars over automatic transmission and control modules. Later in December 2013, the carmaker extended said recall to 36,100 units.

In February 2014, an issue with engine control units on Fit and Vezel vehicles prompted 81,353 units to be recalled by Honda, which was later extended to 175,356 units in July 2014. A few months after, 321,501 Fit and Vezel vehicles were recalled over defective engine ignition coils and power supply circuits. All these recalls have been confined to the Japanese market only.