Honda is reportedly preparing to issue a global recall affecting 1.35 million of its 2007 and 2008 “FIT” subcompacts due to a problem in the circuit for the low-beam headlights. Approximately 143,000 of these cars are believed to be in the United States.

The problem is reported to involve the wiring harness connectors for the low-beam circuit, which can become worn with repeated use. Warn plating connectors increase the risk of corrosion sufficient to cause a failure in the circuit. As this failure can cause the low beams to fail while the vehicle is in use, there is a clear and significant hazard.

Owners of 2007 or 2008 Honda Fits should contact their local Honda dealer to see if their car is included within the recall.