Honda Cars India has issued a recall nationwide for the diesel variants of City mid-sized sedan and Mobilio MPV, citing faulty Fuel Return Pipe. The company, in an official statement, has said that it would recall 64,428 units of Honda City manufactured from Dec’13 to Jul’15 and 25,782 units of Honda Mobilio manufactured from Jun’14 to Jul’15 to replace the Fuel Return Pipe.
There is a possibility that in some of these cars, the Fuel Return Pipe may come out, resulting in fuel leakage and leading to engine stoppage. The Fuel Return Pipe and related parts will be replaced free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from 19th December 2015 in a phased manner and the owners will be contacted individually. The customers can also 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 (www.hondacarindia.com).
Around three months back in September 2015, the Japanese automaker had recalled 2.24 Lakh units of the CR-V SUV, Civic and City sedans, and Jazz hatchback, which were manufactured between 2003 and 2012. The recall was issued to replace faulty airbag inflators. Ever since the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) introduced the voluntary recall policy for safety related issues, manufacturers have been recalling vehicles whenever required. So far, over 17.39 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India.