90,210 units of Honda City and Mobilio recalled in India over faulty fuel return pipe

Honda Car India’s recall saga continues and the latest episode involves 90,210 units of the Honda City and Mobilio diesel models. The company has announced that the voluntary recall is to fix a potentially faulty fuel return pipe which could leak and result in engine stoppage.

64,428 units of the Honda City diesel made between December 2013 and July 2015, and 25,782 units of the Mobilio diesel manufactured from June 2014 to July 2015 will be covered by the recall. The fuel return pipe and related parts will be replaced at no additional cost to the customers by their respective dealers starting from 19th of December. The concerned customers will be contacted individually in a phased manner.

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The fuel return pipe could come out, causing a leak and engine stoppage

Alternatively, customers can enter their vehicle’s 17-digit alpha numeric VIN number in the dedicated microsite to check if their vehicle is covered under the recall scheme. With this latest announcement, the automaker’s total number of recalled cars in India after the government implemented voluntary recall policy has crossed 1.7 million.

Honda’s recall of over 2.23 lakh vehicles in September 2015 over faulty airbags was the largest recall in the history of Indian auto industry until VW announced a recall of 3.23 lakh vehicles due to the infamous dieselgate. Given the sheer number of affected cars, the fuel return pipe related recall is expected to take a few months to complete.

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