Switch glitch forces Honda into a City recall

honda city-zx second generation recall switch power window 

Honda Siel Cars India has said that it will recall 8,532 units of the 2nd generation City (City ZX) that were manufactured in the year 2007. The recall is due to a defect in the power window switch, and the exercise is a part of the company’s global recall initiative.

Honda has recalled a total of 6,46,000 units of its Jazz and City models globally due to a faulty window switch. The recall has been carried out after detecting potential problem of smoke coming out from the driver side power window switch if water enters the window during heavy rains.

However, none of the Indian cars have been detected with the defect and recalling 8,532 units of the City is just a precautionary measure.

According to Jnaneswar Sen, VP, Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India.

"HSCI is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products. The replacement would be carried out free of cost and HSCI will communicate directly with the owners of the cars which are covered under this part replacement

However, this recall will not affect the third generation City and the newly launched Jazz models that are currently on sale in India.

This announcement from Honda comes three days after Toyota Motors had declared that they would recall 2.3million vehicles due to a sticking accelerator pedal fault. However Toyota’s Indian operations were not affected by the parent company’s move.

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