Honda, a company that has a strong reputation for building reliable cars has announced that it will recall roughly 270,000 vehicles mostly sold in Japan, because of electrical problems and issues linked with engine components. The vehicles in question include the Odyssey MPV and Life small car. The latter vehicle has suffered 104 incidents where the engine simply shut down, while the Odyssey has had two cases of it catching on fire. Apparently the windshield wipers catch on fire in extremely cold temperatures.

Of the recalls planned, 117,500 Odysseys will be from Japan while 85,000 will be called from China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The Japan only Life small car has roughly 153,000 units to be recalled.

In related news, Mazda recently recalled 12,235 cars sold in Japan due to a problem with its airbags.