Failing Headlights on Honda Fits Prompt Federal Probe U.S. officials have begun an investigation into 133,000 Honda Fit models in response to consumer complaints about headlights that stopped working. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's preliminary investigation involves Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model years, the Associated Press reported.

The NHTSA says it has received eight reports of low-beam headlights not working. Some consumers who submitted complaints said they had wiring-harness connectors and headlight switches replaced as a repair.

Honda Motor (HMC) said it was cooperating with the government's investigation, the outcome of which could lead to a recall.

Honda, along with Toyota Motor (TM), has had several large-scale vehicle recalls this year. Honda's issues include a recall last month of some 384,000 vehicles for problems related to the ignition interlock, which could fail and possibly allow the vehicles to roll away after drivers believe they have their cars safely parked.

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January 03 2012 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

some day people will get it stop buying that jap junk all you are doing is thank them for bomb us they lost the war they starter so they getting back by there junk cars to kill us.

September 26 2010 at 9:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

This is not the only Honda model with safety and design issues that should be investigated by federal regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has nearly 1200 complaints on file about the 2003 Honda Accord. Of the 1192 complaints (as of September 26, 2010) referred to this agency, 415 fall into the "power train: automatic transmission category." Information from the NHTSA web-site reveals that in the 2003 Honda Accord, “catastrophic” transmission failure occurs quickly and many times at highway speeds. The complaints from NHTSA are mostly similar to each other in that the vast majority of the failures happen suddenly at higher speeds and the car's occupant(s) are often unsafely jolted forward while coming to a near stop in the travel lanes. This is a serious safety issue. Coming to a near complete stop from 60 or 70 miles per hour, in some reported cases, has resulted in some injuries and will eventually result in someone's death. In April of 2004, Honda issued a recall on the automatic transmissions of Honda Accords, Odysseys, Pilots and Acura 3.2CL and 3.2TL models. According to Honda's own press release, "this condition may lead to gear breakage and possible locking of the vehicle's transmission, creating a potential safety hazard." The very same potential failures cited in the 2004 recall have become frequent for owners of these vehicles in the years subsequent to the recall and the resulting "transmission lockup", referred to in the recall, that "could result in a crash" has become a reality for many. Honda was supposed to fix the problem when it issued the 2004 recall, however, it appears the company tried to do the cheapest thing for its bottom line in an attempt to have these vehicles fail after the warranty had expired. By not fixing the problem they are putting lives at risk. Need More Information About This Issue? E-Mail: Facebook: Twitter: Web: YouTube:

September 26 2010 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Y'all can blame the non-union workers on this one!

September 25 2010 at 11:07 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

The NHTSA should consider taking all these dangerous Hondas off the road. Those of us driving American cars should not be forced to share the highways with these defective Japanese vehicles. By the way, did Toyota ever fix those electronic runaway problems in their cars?

September 25 2010 at 9:42 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
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thats a great solution, and the next time there is a recall on an "American" car ( ya know the ones that are built in mexico,and.....) we will take those cars off the road. No Traffic..can't wait

September 26 2010 at 8:09 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply