Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has
announced that it would recall a total of 90,210 units of its diesel cars so as
to voluntarily replace the fuel return pipe of these vehicles. These cars
include 64,428 units of diesel variants of Honda City manufactured from December
2013 to July 2015 and 25,782 units of diesel variants of Honda Mobilio
manufactured from June 2014 to July 2015.
In a press release, the
company stated that 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
The fuel return pipe and related parts will be
replaced free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from December 19, 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
It may be recalled that according
to a government statement, more than 1 million passenger vehicles have been recalled
after July 2012 in the country by various car manufacturers.
Since July 2012 when a
voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million
vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the
country. The recalls include those from Ford India, Toyota Kirloskar, Honda Motorcycle
& Scooter India, Hyundai Motor India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti
Suzuki India, Nissan India, Renault India, Honda Cars India, India Yamaha
Motor, Audi India, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors India, Harley Davidson and
This information came from
Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprisesi
G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha on December 8, 2015.
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