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Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda also recalls another 380K cars

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's all of the Fit/Jazz (same car, different names for different markets; we know it as the Fit, Europe calls it the Jazz) and a bunch of a really small car we don't have here sold in model years 2007 and 2008 (2009-10 models not affected). The power window switch can short out and ... oh, this is just a minor problem ... cause the car to catch fire.

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/29/news/companies/Honda_recall/index.htm

    Oops.
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Honda should recall the car just for naming it the Fit.

    WTF kinda name for a model is that?
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Per wiki, with footnote referring to a Norwegian car publication:<blockquote>Honda originally intended to name the car "Fitta", but shortened the name in some markets, and renamed it completely in others, upon discovering that in several Nordic languages, "fitta" is a popular slang word for "vulva".</blockquote>And to answer your next question ... hell if I know. Maybe it was supposed to be poetic. The Jazz name was already established by Honda in Europe.

    Oh, here's something about the Fit I never realized:

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    How about no?
     
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  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Glad I bought a Mazda!
     
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Glad I bought a Chevy! The big winner is American manufacturer market share and since we're all GM investors now, that's probably a good thing. Ford is positioned to be the biggest beneficiary, though.
     
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    I hope they drop the model so I can start a thread called "The Fit is gone"
     
  7. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Fuel tanks are usually located underneath the passenger compartment; in most cars it's under the rear seat instead of the front.
     
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  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    I expect the fuel tank in the area of the rear axle where it usually is. This design makes me nervous, but the fact that we don't see stories about Honda Fits turning into rolling torches during accidents suggests that the design is not unsafe.
     
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  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Worse gas mileage than a Focus. Fuck Honda.
     
  10. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Re: Never to be outdone by Toyota, Honda recalls 646K Fit/City/Jazz models

    Not according to the EPA or Consumer Reports.
     
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Matching Toyota's problems of the week, Honda is recalling almost 380,000 cars due to an issue with the airbag inflator. It can rupture upon deployment due to excessive inflation pressure, producing shrapnel. According to the stats in the press release and my calculator, this brings the total number of vehicles affected by this problem to roughly 822,760, by my math.

    http://www.hondanews.com/categories/804/releases/5376
     
  12. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Is it just the conspiracy theorist in me that sees a connection between Honda & Toyota (the two biggest thorns in the side of the Big Three) issuing big recalls within a year of the U.S. government taking ownership of 2/3 of the domestic auto industry?
     
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