Honda Launches Global Recall Of Faulty Fits

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 4:34 PM EST) -- Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced a recall of more than 97,000 Fit cars in the U.S. in order to replace faulty motion springs inside the engine's valvetrain.

The recall also extends to other subcompact models, the Freed and the City, that use the same engine. In total, 693,000 vehicles are affected worldwide.

The faulty motion springs are part of the system that opens the valves in the engine, according to Honda spokesman Chris Martin. The springs, which are normally compressed by rocker arms during engine...
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