Honda cars India’s recall spree continues in 2015 as it has announced another recall of more than 90,000 diesel units of City sedan and Mobilio MPV. To be precise, 25,782 units of diesel variants of Mobilio manufactured from June 2014 to July 2015 and 64,428 units of City manufactured from December 2013 and July 2015. The affected units have been recalled to rectify faulty fuel return pipes.
The fuel return pipe and related parts will be replaced at free of cost by Honda dealerships across India and the customers will be contacted individually in a phased manner from 19th December 2015. According to HCIL, “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”.
Customers can manually check if their cars are in the list of affected vehicles or not by entering the car’s 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite that has been specially created on www.hondacarindia.com.
Prior to this, in September 2015 Honda recalled over 2.23 lakh vehicles over the faulty airbags including Civic, Jazz, CR-V and Old gen Jazz. In October 2015, 3879 units of CVT City sedan were recalled to update the hydraulic pressure that organizes CVT. Furthermore, VW has issued a voluntary recall of 3.23 lakh vehicles due to infamous dieselgate scandal, which is the largest ever recall in the history of Indian auto industry.
With this latest addition of recall, Honda’s total number of recalled cars in India after the government implemented voluntary recall policy in July 2012 has crossed over 1.7 million.