Honda SA has announced on Friday a safety recall of the previous generation Jazz to inspect and modify driver door power-window switches that may, in some cases, short circuit as a result of water intrusion into the housing.
An extensive investigation into a tragic Jazz fire in September 2009, which resulted in the death of Vanilla Nurse, was launched to determine the cause of the incident, Honda said.
Whilst the cause of the fire could not be determined, the investigation has shown that water intrusion into the power window switch housing may, in some instances cause a short circuit, which in exceptional circumstances, may lead to potential damages.
As a precautionary measure, Honda has decided to implement a safety recall of all 2002-2008 year model Jazz units in South Africa.
Honda dealers will inspect the driver door power window switch and if water intrusion is observed, the switch will be replaced. In all cases a counter measure to prevent any water intrusion will be fitted.
Owners of 2002-2008 year model Jazz will be notified directly of this recall or they can contact Honda SA at (0800) 466321.