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Honda is recalling 164,388 Fit cars after reports of six fires related to an engine control systems flaw. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Honda Motor Co. will conduct at least the sixth round of major recalls involving its top-selling Fit compact in less than three years, as the Japanese automaker struggles to move past the quality woes that contributed to a change in chief executive officers.

The company will recall 164,388 Fit cars after reports of six fires related to an engine control systems flaw, according to a Japan transport ministry statement. Two reports of collisions are prompting a separate recall of 118,715 Fit cars and Vezel crossovers over a power steering defect.

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