Japanese auto major Honda on Friday announced a recall of 3,879 units of a variant of its popular sedan City in India, which were manufactured between February and November 2014, to update a software for transmission system as part of a global exercise.
Company’s Indian arm Honda Cars India (HCIL) said the continuous variable transmission (CVT) variants of Honda City produced during the period are being recalled to update the software that manages the CVT system. The control software will be updated to optimise the hydraulic pressure applied to the CVT, it added.
In a statement, company said: “The software will be updated free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from October 24, 2015, and the company will communicate with customers directly.”
Customers can check whether their car is covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric vehicle identification number a microsite which has been created on the company’s website, the statement said.
In September, Honda Cars India had recalled around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators.
Automobile manufacturers in India have been recalling vehicles on safety issues since industry body SIAM initiated a voluntary policy in July 2012.