Recalls aren’t something that we are used to reporting on when it comes to Honda’s subcompact and compact segment. That said, Honda is recalling some 143,083 2007-2008 Honda Fit models for a defect in the headlights. According to our sources, certain models have a defect in the wiring harness for the headlight control switch which can cause failure of the low-beam headlight circuit.

The problem is cause by the routing of the wiring according Honda, who also claims that no accidents or injuries have been reported related to this issue. A bright spot of news, if you will, is that the high-beam circuit is not affected by this issue—it is a separate piece of wiring routed differently. The recall will be effective as of January 2011 with mail notices going out to those who have vehicle affected. The notification will be of the standard sort that asks you to bring your vehicle into your local Honda dealership.

If you would like to find out if your 2007-2008 Honda Fit is affected prior to the mailing notices, you can go to or  call 1.800.999.1009 and select option 4. You can also ring the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on their recall hotline at 1.888.327.4236 or visit them on the web at If your vehicle is affected, Honda will inspect your vehicle for damage to the low-beam wiring circuit and terminal and repair if required. 


[Source: Honda, US News]