Honda Amaze and Brio recalled to check brakes

Honda Cars India Ltd has announced a recall of 31,226 units of their compact sedan Amaze and Brio hatchback. These recalls are being conducted to check defects in brake system and will be carried out free of cost at all Honda dealerships across India.

Honda Brio and Amaze recalledHonda Cars will be recalling these models manufactured between February 28, 2013 and January 16, 2014 to check the proportioning valve of non ABS models. The recall will include 15,623 Brio cars and 15,603 Amaze petrol variants.

These proportioning valves that needs to be checked adjusts brake distribution pressure to the wheels. There is a possibility that in some of these cars there may be a mis-assembly of the proportioning valve, which could have a direct bearing on the brake distribution system. Customers are being contacted to bring in their vehicles for a check, while they could also verify if their cars are among those being recalled by submitting a 17 character alpha numeric vehicle identification number to the company website.

Honda Cars India Limited has stated that the company has not received any complaint to date with regard to this part. There have been no untoward incidents or damage reported but the company is undertaking this recall to replace the Proportion Valve after detailed inspection. The Proportioning Valve is not a part of braking system on board ABS variants and hence ABS variants of Brio and Amaze are not being recalled.