Honda recalls 57,853 units of ‘City’ sedan

February 17th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Japaneses automobile major Honda’s Indian subsidiary Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) Thursday said it was recalling 57,853 units of its mid-sized sedan City in the country for replacing a faulty engine part.According to the company, the preventive replacement measures have only been taken for the newer third-generation City cars manufactured between November 2008 and December 2009.

“HSCI is proactively replacing the part (lost motion springs) which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use, may bend or break over time resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine stalling,” the company said in a statement.

The recall would result in free of cost replacement of the spring, placed in the valve train inside the engine of the sedan.

“The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company will communicate directly with the owners of the cars which are covered under this part replacement,” the statement said.

The company further said it has updated its dealerships and provided them with the new part for the replacement process.

The automobile giant has globally recalled 693,497 units of its car models such as Freed, Fit and City to replace the faulty engine part.

“HSCI is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products,” the statement said.

The company added that the recall would not be applicable to its hatchback car model Jazz, which is being recalled in other countries for engine part replacement, as the particular variant of the vehicle was not sold in India.

“The recall announced by Honda applies to certain units of Fit/Jazz fitted with 1.5L i-VTEC engine, which is sold in other countries and not sold in India,” the statement further said.

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