Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Honda recalls almost 700,000 small cars

TOKYO - Honda is remembered almost 700,000 fit, freed and city cars around the world for a broken spring part compact that it can lead to a halt.

No accidents associated with reported the problem, but at least 72 complaints were in Japan and in other countries, 29 Tomohiro Okada Thursday said Honda Motor Co. Chairman filed.

Recalls 167,000 vehicles in Japan, 156,000 Honda in China and 233,000 in the rest of Asia, Tokyo-based said. Approximately 122,000 cars are recalled in North America.

Spring was not properly placed in a small box inside the engine, so that in some cases, cause the engine to stop the problem could Okada said.

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Can an American Honda car owners to go to this website or call (800) 999-1009 and select option 4 for more information about the callback. (An America Honda statement to the callback is available here.)

Associated press contributed to this report.

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