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Honda to fix 420,000 vehicles with key interlock defects

TOKYO June 1, 2006; Japan Today reported that Honda Motor Co said Wednesday it will repair the Fit subcompact, the Stream minivan and seven other models, produced between April 2001 and March 2002, due to malfunctioning key interlock systems.

Honda said 423,344 automatic vehicles are subject to the repairs. Their ignition keys can be removed even when the shift lever is not in the park position. The seven other models involved are the Step WGN, the Civic, the Civic Ferio, the Civic Hybrid, the CR-V, the Mobilio and the Integra