Failing Headlights on Honda Fits Prompt Federal Probe

Failing Headlights on Honda Fits Prompt Federal Probe U.S. officials have begun an investigation into 133,000 Honda Fit models in response to consumer complaints about headlights that stopped working. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's preliminary investigation involves Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model years, the Associated Press reported.

The NHTSA says it has received eight reports of low-beam headlights not working. Some consumers who submitted complaints said they had wiring-harness connectors and headlight switches replaced as a repair.

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Honda Motor (HMC) said it was cooperating with the government's investigation, the outcome of which could lead to a recall.

Honda, along with Toyota Motor (TM), has had several large-scale vehicle recalls this year. Honda's issues include a recall last month of some 384,000 vehicles for problems related to the ignition interlock, which could fail and possibly allow the vehicles to roll away after drivers believe they have their cars safely parked.
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