Honda Car India has announced a new recall which affects almost 78k cars
Honda has announced a new recall to voluntarily replace Fuel Pumps of around 78K Honda units. The models include Amaze, 4th generation City, Jazz, WR-V, Civic, BR-V and the CR-V.
The recall affects a total of 77,954 Honda units. Honda has stated these set of vehicles contain fuel pumps which might contain defective impellers, which could lead to the engine stalling or the engine not starting.
As a part of the campaign, Honda will be replacing the fuel pumps of all these vehicles, free of cost. The recall will commence from 17th April’21 and will be conducted in a phased manner.
The recall is mostly an extension of Honda’s global recall in which around 7,61,000 vehicles were affected across the globe. The global recall was also related to defective fuel pumps. Going ahead, Honda’s authorized dealer partners will connect with the owners of the affected vehicles and replace the defective fuel pumps, free of cost.
How to Check
Honda customers can also check if their vehicle is affected by the recall by punching in their 17-character alpha numeric VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on company’s microsite dedicated to recalls (linked to Honda’s India website). In the recall, most affected units are of the Amaze (36,086 units).
The list also includes 20,248 units of the 4th generation City, 7,871 units of the WR-V, 6,235 units of the Jazz, 5,170 units of the Civic, 1,737 units of the BR-V and 607 units of the CR-V. Most of the vehicles have been manufactured around Jan’19-Oct’19, except the CR-V, which includes models manufactured between Jan’19 to Sep’20.
Service Campaigns and Voluntary Recalls are a regular feature in the automotive space all across the globe. As per SIAM’s data, Indian auto manufacturers, including 2 and 4 wheeler manufacturers, have recalled a total of 15,560 units till date in 2021. These recalls of 2021 were spread across 10 different OEMs including Mahindra, Mercedes, Toyota, Hyundai, etc.
Recalls and Service Campaigns become a little complicated in a scenario like the ongoing pandemic. Hence, as a precautionary measure, Honda has requested owners of affected vehicles to visit the service centres, only with a prior appointment. This is because, the dealer facilities are currently functioning with limited staff to ensure strict implementation of safety and distancing norms specified by the government authorities.
Back in 2020 too, Honda had done a similar recall of around 65K units for a faulty fuel pump. All those vehicles were manufactured in 2018. The model list included the Brio but did miss out on the Civic (as the Civic was not under production in 2018).