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Honda recalls 646,000 amid Toyota woes

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Honda recalls 646,000 amid Toyota woes

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Recalls are the latest black mark on industry already battered by recession

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WASHINGTON/TOKYO – Honda Motor Co, tipped to gain from Toyota’s safety recall, also said it would recall thousands of cars worldwide.

Honda said it would recall a total of 646,000 units of its Fit/Jazz and City models, including 140,000 in the United States, because of a faulty window switch, after a child died when fire broke out in a car last year.

The announcement came as investors, suppliers and consumers weighed the impact of an unprecedented halt in U.S. production by Toyota, the world’s No. 1 automaker.

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