Honda Cars India to Recall 90,210 Vehicles: Japanese automobile giant, Honda Motor Co will recall 90,210 diesel vehicles in India to voluntarily replace their fuel return pipe starting from December 19, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
This includes 64,428 units of diesel variants of flagship model Honda City manufactured between December 2013 to July 2015 and 25,782 units of diesel variants of Multi-purpose vehicle Honda Mobilio manufactured from June 2014 to July 2015.
Honda Cars India to Recall 90,210 Diesel Vehicles:
“There is a possibility that in some of these cars, the fuel return pipe may come out, resulting in fuel leakage and leading to engine stoppage,” Honda Cars India said in the statement.
The cost of replacement of the Fuel Return Pipe and related parts will be borne by the company and all car owners will be contacted by HCIL dealerships network across India from 19th December 2015 to resolve this issue in a phased manner.
In July 2012, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) initiated a voluntary policy which is forcing automobile manufacturers in India to recall vehicles on safety issues. With this recall of Honda, the recalls in India have crossed 1.7 million units.
The company created a special microsite on its website where customers can simply submit 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to check whether their car is covered under this campaign.
Setting aside the current recall of over 90,000 units, earlier the company had recalled 3879 units of CVT variant of Honda City to update CVT control software in October. In September 2015, there was a recall of 223,578 units to replace airbag inflators in CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz and Honda Cars India had recalled 575 units of CRV and 10,805 units of Accord to replace airbag inflators in May 2015.
For readers information, this is Honda Cars India’s fourth recall in 2015, taking the cumulative count of recall numbers to 3.3 lakh units.