Honda to recall 8,532 units of 'City' in India

Honda to recall 8,532 units of 'City' in India

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Honda to recall 8,532 units of 'City' in India

But Bangalore-headquartered Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, the Indian arm of Toyota Motor Corp, said the recent rush of recalls made by Toyota will not affect the Indian market.
Company Deputy Manager (Marketing) Sandeep Singh said: “We source our Camrys directly from Japan and the Corolla is manufactured in India. There are no problems with both cars in India,” adding that there will not be any problems in the future either.

Honda’s Indian subsidiary, Honda Siel Cars India, on Saturday said it would “call back 8,532 units of second generation City, manufactured in 2007, for a preventive part replacement of power window switch.”

Free of cost

The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company would communicate directly with the owners of the cars, which are covered under this part replacement, it added.

The company, however, said the third generation City,  currently sold in India, is not affected. Honda on Friday announced a global recall of 6.46 lakh units of City and Jazz models after reports of defective power window switches. HSCI, the joint venture between Honda Motor Co Ltd and Siel Ltd,  said the global recall does not impact premium hatchback Jazz sold in India. “The recall announced by Honda applies to first generation Jazz and does not apply to second generation Honda Jazz, which has been sold in India since June 2009,” it said.

The company launched Jazz in India last year and has sold over 6,000 units so far. The recall has been carried out after detecting a potential problem of smoke coming out from the power window switch if water enters the driver’s window when it is left open during heavy rain or is exposed to any other liquid due to spillage.

Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda has apologised for the recall of millions of vehicles around the world.  As of Saturday, the global recalls of Toyota cars and trucks had swollen to about 7.5 million vehicles, almost as many as it sold worldwide in 2009.