The Japanese motor company, Honda Motor Co. (HMC) has announced to recall over 186,000 car models sold in the Brazil market from 2003 to 2008 following reports of defect in the window switches. This defect can lead to fire, endangering the life of the driver and the accompanists. The firm had also made similar announcement in Japan on January 29 and recalled defected cars from the market.
Honda corporate offices told in a statement, "Under some severe operating conditions, water, rain or other liquid may enter the driver's window and reach the master power window switch, resulting in impaired function of the switch."
It should be recalled that Honda's rival Toyota is also facing the similar problem, suffering a loss over a billion dollars due to recalling some of its models sold in China and US. The recalled models are said to have problem in accelerator pedals which can increase the possibility of accidents.
Toyota's recently released Prius hybrid electric vehicle is also reported to have problem in the breaks. Thus, its recall from the market cannot be ruled out.