CHENNAI: Auto maker Honda Cars India Ltd on Thursday said it will recall 90,210 diesel vehicles of its sedan City and multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio currently running on Indian roads.
The vehicles - 64,428 Honda Cities and 25,782 Honda Mobilios - are manufactured between December, 2013 and July, 2015 and need fuel retrun pipe replacement, according to Honda.
“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 said in a statement adding that the fuel return pipe and related parts will be replaced at zero cost at dealerships across the country from December, 19 in a phased manner. The owners of these cars will be contacted individually.
This is not the first time, Honda is recalling from the Indian market. In September, it asked nearly 2.24 lakh vehicle owners riding premium sports utility vehicles like CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2003 and 2012 -- to bring them back to showrooms for replacement of faulty airbag inflators.
The recall also comes close on the heels of German-auto firm Volkswagen, which recalled 3.23 lakh vehicles across its three brands - Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen - following reports of flouting fuel emission tests. It was the largest recall of vehicles in India.
Recently, trade body SIAM had introduced the voluntary recall policy for safety related issues, automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles. Till now, over 17.39 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India.