Honda UK is to contact 171,372 owners of its Jazz supermini to arrange a voluntary safety recall.
The recall concerns the previous generation Honda Jazz built between 2002-2008 and involves an inspection of the master power window switch.
-10% of cars affected
In extreme conditions of prevailing rainfall, Honda has discovered that the master window switch’s circuit board can malfunction and prevent opening or closing of the window. In rare cases, the circuit board can also overheat causing melting, smoke or, potentially, fire.
Honda anticipates that around 10% of the cars recalled will need a replacement switch, with the remainder requiring a new waterproof skirt to prevent further water entry. Any costs incurred for the rectification work will be absorbed by Honda.
Although the measures announced are precautionary (and we welcome Honda’s responsible action to recall the car), they still come as something of a shock to the car the Which? Car Survey crowned Britain’s most reliable car in both 2006 and 2007.
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