Company admits ‘we could have done more’ after one of its cars burst into flames when it knew that Honda had issued a recall for electrical fault

Uber said it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after it was reported the ride-hailing company rented them out to drivers despite being aware of a recall, and after one caught fire.

The Wall Street Journal said Uber managers in Singapore bought more than 1,000 Honda Vezel SUVs and rented them to drivers even though they knew the model had been recalled in April 2016 over concerns that an electrical part that could overheat and catch fire. The WSJ cited internal Uber documents and interviews with people familiar with Uber’s operations.

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