World’s eighth largest car manufacturer, Honda Motors has recalled close to 500,000 units of Civic sedan’s and CR-V SUV’s in China over a defective horn. Honda manufactured these cars with faulty horns between July 2009 and August 2011.
According to China General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, these affected vehicles have been fitted with horns, which may not produce sound without any particular reason, comprising safety of itself and others. A total of 459,962 Honda cars have been affected due to this fault.
In order to sell cars in China, Japanese carmaker, Honda Motors has associated itself with two of the top 10 car manufacturing companies in China – Dongfeng Motor Group Company and Guangzhou Automobile Group. Dongfeng is currently the largest car manufacturer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange whereas Guangzhou was the 6th largest car maker in China in 2010. In 2011, Guangzhou sold 617,764 Honda branded cars in China.
Honda will notify concerned owners from this month end and start recalling affected vehicles from 30th April this year. Defective vehicles will be fixed free of cost by authorized service stations within a matter of an hour.