Honda Fit, Jazz Subcompacts

DETAILS: Honda is urging the owners of more than 686,000 Fit and Jazz subcompacts worldwide to park them outside because the power window switches can catch fire. The company said it is recalling Fit and Jazz cars from the 2007 and 2008 model years. It's telling owners not to park them in garages until driver's side door switches can be inspected.

WHY: Honda said water can get inside the door through an open window and damage the switches, causing them to overheat and potentially sparking a fire.

INCIDENTS: The company said the problem hasn't caused any injuries, but spokesman Chris Martin said seven switches have melted and two caused fires in the doors. No structure fires have been reported, he said.

HOW MANY: The recall covers more than 143,000 Fits in the U.S. and about 35,000 in Canada. The Fit and Jazz are the same car, but sold under different names in different markets.

FOR MORE: The repairs will be made for free. Honda will start notifying owners about the recall in mid-July. People with questions can call Honda at 800-999-1009.

Source: The Ledger 6/29/2013