Honda recalls 143,000 Jazz globally, 42,500+ City in India
Honda has announced a global recall that will affect 143,000 units of their Jazz (also known as Fit) hatchback globally. The reason being, replacing power window switch on the driver side door. For this very same reason, Honda’s Indian subsidiary has recalled 42,672 units of previous ( 2nd ) generation Honda City.
The problem with Jazz’s power window switch, according to Reuters, is that in case of spilling of liquid (or rain water), the switch might get damaged, resulting in over-heating and this could cause fire in side the cabin. The affected units of Jazz were manufactured in 2007 and 2008, and coincidentally, the City variants recalled in India, too were built in the same time frame.
Honda India has not recalled any Jazz model, because it was not launched in the country before 2009. Honda also says that there has been no injury or accident or death, which has resulted due to the faulty switch anywhere in the world. Concerned owners of the vehicle, will be informed individually in a phased manner, and the faulty switch will be replaced with a new one, free of cost. For more information, scroll through the new release below.
HCIL to carry out preventive part replacement of Power Window Switch of 2nd generation Honda City
New Delhi, June 29th, 2013: Honda Cars India Ltd.(HCIL) today announced that it would carry out preventive part replacement of Power Window Switch of 42,672 units of previous ( 2nd ) generation Honda City, manufactured in the year 2007 and 2008.
HCIL will proactively replace Power Window Switch which may malfunction incase water or any other liquid enters the driver side window.
HCIL is carrying out the part update as preventive measure although no such problem has been reported from any where in India. The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner.
HCIL 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 3rd generation Honda City currently sold in India is not affected and does not require any part replacement. Also, global recall does not impact the Honda Jazz in India.
About Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Cars India Ltd., (HCIL) leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India was established in December 1995 with a commitment to provide Honda’s latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian customers.
HCIL has two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Greater Noida, U.P and Tapukara, Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan. The company’s product range includes Honda Brio, Honda Amaze, Honda City, Honda Accord and Honda CR-V which are produced and assembled at the Greater Noida facility. Honda’s models are strongly associated with advanced design and technology, apart from its established qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency. The company has a strong sales and distribution network with 152 facilities in 98 cities spread across the country.