Honda Recalls 127,000 Cars in Brazil over Gas Pedal Problem

City and Fit vehicles manufactured in Brazil (between 2008 and 2010) are being recalled for faulty accelerator pedals.

Honda Motor said on Oct. 15 it was recalling nearly 127,000 City and New Fit compact cars in Brazil because of potential problems with accelerator pedals.

"City and Fit vehicles manufactured in Brazil (between 2008 and 2010) are being recalled in Brazil for faulty accelerator pedals," a Honda spokesman in Tokyo said, noting there were no exports of the vehicles from Brazil.

Dirt and dust can enter the accelerator system and stick to its sensor, preventing the pedal from coming back promptly, he said.

No-one has been injured because of the problem although it caused one property-damage accident, he said.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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