It’s the season of recalls and the latest to join the not so desirable group is Honda. 3879 Honda City automatic variants recalled in the country, manufactured between February 2014 and November 2014. The procedure has been initiated to allow Honda to update the software that manages the continuously variable transmission (CVT) on the affected units of the Honda City. The CVT control software will be updated to optimize the Hydraulic Pressure applied to the CVT.
Honda City is the reigning king of the C-Segment with a large margin between the next best, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and it’s USP has been the reliability and comfort. With this recall, there will be a minor dent is the reliability department. Honda Cars India will get in touch with the affected customers directly via email and the software will be updated free of charge at the nearest Honda dealerships, making the CVT efficient.
If you too have purchased City CVT which was manufactured in the said period, you can contact nearby Honda dealership or can check whether your 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.
Honda City CVT is available in two trims – SV and VX. The price of these trims ranges from INR 9.89 lakh to INR 11.50 lakh.The Honda City CVT is powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol unit that puts out 117bhp and a maximum torque of 145Nm. The Honda City CVT’s mileage is rated at 18Km/l.
Honda recalled a total of 2,23,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz in September this year to replace the faulty Takata airbags which had caused several deaths all over the globe. This recall started on October 12th in a phased manner.