Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda is recalling 3,879 units of a particular variant of its popular sedan City in India which were manufactured from the February - November 2014 period to update a software for transmission system as part of a global exercise.
The company’s Indian arm, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said the CVT variants of Honda City produced during the period are being recalled update the software that manages the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The control software will be updated to optimise the hydraulic pressure applied to the CVT, it added.
“The software will be updated free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from October 24, 2015 and the company will communicate with customers directly,” HCIL said in a statement.
Customers can check whether their car is covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website, it added.
Last month, HCIL recalled around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles -- CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2003 and 2012 -- to replace faulty airbag inflators in the largest such exercise in the country.
Automobile manufacturers in India have been recalling vehicles on safety issues since industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) initiated a voluntary policy in July 2012.
A total of 13.28 lakh vehicles have been recalled so far in India by various companies ever since it started.