Japan’s Honda Fit in trouble with 936,000 vehicles to be recalled globally

Japan’s Honda Motor is recalling 936,000 cars worldwide, mostly its popular Fit subcompact, called Jazz overseas, due to defective power window switches, the company said Monday.

In the worst-case scenario, the switch could partially melt and its cover could catch fire, although no one has been injured because of the defect, a company spokeswoman said.

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Toyota Prius Loses #1 Spot to Honda’s Fit in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid was overtaken by Honda Motor Co.’s Fit compact after 20 straight months as the top-selling standard car in Japan.

Sales of the Prius dropped 39 percent to 13,711 vehicles in January from a year earlier, after a government subsidy for fuel-efficient cars expired in September, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said today. Sales of Honda’s Fit rose 14 percent to 14,873 after the Tokyo-based company added a hybrid version on Oct. 8.

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