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Honda has announced a recall of 700,000 Fits worldwide, with 97,000 in the U.S., for a problem with valvetrain springs, which may break and cause the engine to stall.
The recall has caused no injuries so far, yet Honda is taking no chances: the recall covers the Fit, the Freed and the City models across world markets. There are 122,000 vehicles affected in North America in total, and the rest include 176,000 in Japan, 156,000 in China, and 233,000 in other Asian countries.
72 reports of the valvetrain problem in Japan prompted the recall, and 29 more complaints came from elsewhere in the world.