Honda recalls roughly 78,000 cars in India over faulty pump
Honda has announced that it will recall 77,954 vehicles manufactured in 2019 and 2020, in India.
This process is part of the company's global recall campaign related to a potentially faulty fuel pump and affects over 761,000 vehicles in total.
To check if their four-wheelers are affected, customers can head to Honda's microsite and enter the 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Fuel pump failure may cause the engine to stall
Honda Cars India said in a statement, "Fuel pumps installed in these vehicles may contain defective impellers, which could, over time result in engine stopping or not starting."
For a vehicle on the road, a fuel pump failure can be a cause for disaster, as it can prompt the engine to get stalled, thereby increasing the possibility of a crash.
Most of the recalled units belong to second-generation Honda Amaze
Of the 77,000+ vehicles affected by the recall, 36,086 units belong to the second-generation Honda Amaze, 20,248 units are of the fourth-generation Honda City, 7,871 units belong to the Honda WR-V, 6,235 units are of the Honda Jazz, and 5,170 units are of the Honda Civic.
Meanwhile, 1,737 units are of the Honda BR-V and 607 units belong to the Honda CR-V.
Replacement process will start from April 17
Honda will replace the fuel pump for free at its service centers from tomorrow i.e. April 17 and will contact the affected owners individually.
However, the company has requested customers to visit their nearest dealer for a replacement solely with an appointment, as most of them are working with limited staff because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
These cars should be launched in India soon
On another note, only two Honda cars are likely to be launched in India in the near future. They include the Honda Brio hatchback in the month of June and the HR-V possibly in March next year.