After recalling 3,879 units of CVT variants of the City for a software update, and 2,23,578 units to attend faulty airbags, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has now recalled 90,210 diesel units of the City and Mobilio for the replacement of their fuel return pipe. The 90,210 cars comprise of 64,428 units of diesel variants of Honda City manufactured from Dec’13 to Jul’15 and 25,782 units of diesel variants of Honda Mobilio manufactured from Jun’14 to Jul’15.
The Japanese Car maker is set to start the free-of-cost replacement of the fuel return pipe and related parts from December 19. As said by officials, there is a possibility that in some of the cars, the fuel return pipe may come out, resulting in fuel leakage and leading to engine stoppage.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) implemented a voluntary code on vehicle recall from July 1, 2012, in an effort to increase road safety standards in India. Since then various manufacturers have recalled vehicles to address various issues. The code puts the responsibility of recalling a defective vehicle, be it a two-wheeler, passenger car or a commercial vehicle, in the hands of the manufacturer. Volkswagen Group’s recall of 3,23,700 units has been the biggest recall in India so far.