Honda South Africa will recall 20 035 Jazz vehicles in South Africa. The recall is prompted by concerns over the safety of the vehicles’ master power window switches.

According to the automaker, water may enter the driver’s window and reach the switch, damaging it. Liquid ingress can cause the switch’s circuit board to malfunction. And in rare cases, the circuit board can overheating, causing melting or potentially fire.

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In 2010, a waterproof skirt was fitted to affected vehicles to prevent this defect occurring, however, it has now been discovered that over time a gap can develop between the switch and the skirt allowing the fault to occur again. Owners of vehicles from the affected model years will have their switch replaced with one surrounded by an acrylic seal with shape-following ability.

Honda plans to notify their customers via mail. And Jazz owners can have the repair done at Honda dealerships. For queries, contact Honda South Africa on 0800-466-321.