Honda Siel Cars India on Monday said it would recall over 72,000 units of its sedan City due to some defect in its power window switches. The Japanese carmaker would carry out preventive part replacement of power window switch in 72,115 units of second generation City manufactured between 2005 and 2007.
“HSCI had announced this proactive part replacement exercise in January, 2010, for 8,532 units of second generation City, manufactured in 2007. Although no incident has been reported in India, HSCI is extending the same exercise to the previously sold Honda City manufactured between 2005 and 2007…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,” a company statement said.
Stating that the replacement would be carried out free of cost and the owners will be contacted to carry out the exercise smoothly, the carmaker said that the third generation City, now sold in India, is not affected and does not require any part replacement. The global recall does not impact the premium hatchback Jazz and SUV CR-V sold in India.
The latest recall comes at a time when HSCI has been struggling to keep the sales counter ticking in India. In April-July this fiscal, the company's total sales have fallen 25.99 per cent at 12,526 units, mainly due to supply issues from Japan on account of the earthquake and tsunami.
The current recall is the second largest such exercises witnessed by the Indian automobile industry so far after the market leader Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) one lakh recall of its hatchback A-Star.