It was Toyota, now Honda to carry out a global recall on their cars. Honda Japan said they are recalling 693,497 units of the Freed, Fit and City company models globally to fix a faulty spring that could cause the engine to fail to restart in the worst-case scenario. However, no accidents have been reported from this defect.
In Japan alone, about 170,000 Freed and Fit cars are affected, with an estimated cost at 3.28 billion yen ($39 million). Honda Malaysia said they will be recalling about 23,000 cars to mend the defect. The rest of the cars are mainly in Asia, including China.
Honda’s last global recall was only last year, December 2010 when more than 1.3 million Honda Fit vehicles were recalled globally for potential headlight problems.