Honda to recall 693,497 Fit, Freed, City globally

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TOKYO (Reuters): Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it is recalling 693,497 units of the Freed, Fit and City company models globally to fix a faulty spring that could cause the engine to fail to restart in the worst-case scenario.

No accidents have been reported from the defect, a Honda spokeswoman said.

Of the total, Honda is recalling 167,883 Freed and Fit cars in Japan, where it estimates the cost at 3.28 billion yen ($39 million), she said. The rest are mainly in Asia, including China.