Japanese car major Honda Siel Cars India on Saturday said it will recall 8,532 units of its best selling sedan City in the country as part of its global recall strategy.
The recalls are however, restricted to some of the cars that were produced in 2007 and do not cover either the new City that was launched in 2008 or its small car Jazz.
“In India we have not received any complaints on the power window switch but we are still recalling some of the cars produced in 2007 as a preventive measure and as part of our global policy,” said a Honda spokesperson. “The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company will communicate directly with the owners of the cars...”
Honda Motor Corp is recalling almost 6.5 lakh units of its small car Jazz and sedan City around the world on account of a faulty power window switch that could lead to a potential fire. Three cases of fire were reported in US and South Africa earlier this week.
With these recalls Honda joined its country cousin Toyota Motor Corp, which is in the process of recalling over 7.5 million vehicles worldwide, as a defective pedal led to instances of unintended acceleration in eight of its car brands. The company had suspended production of the eight brands in US earlier in the week.
The head of Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda on Friday apologised to consumers for the inconvenience caused adding that steps to remove the concerns would be taken as soon as possible.