The replacement will be carried out free of cost

Honda on Thursday said it was recalling 57,853 units of popular sedan City in India to replace a faulty engine part.

The Japanese carmaker is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products.

Honda Siel Cars India said: “It would carry out preventive part replacement of lost motion spring in the valve train for 57,853 units of third generation City, manufactured from November 2008 to December 2009”. In India, Honda has a joint venture with the Siel Group.

“HSCI is proactively replacing the part in these vehicles with a new improved part.

“Lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use, may bend or break over time resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine stalling and problems in re-starting,” a company statement said.

“The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company will communicate directly with the owners of the cars which are covered under this part replacement. The dealerships have been updated about the part replacement and the new part is being dispatched to the dealerships in phases for smooth execution, to avoid any inconvenience to the customers,” it added.

Special microsite

The company has created a special microsite on its website (www.hondacarindia.com) that enables a customer to check whether his car will be covered under this part replacement by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric vehicle identification number (VIN). The global recall does not impact the Honda Jazz sold in India.

The recall announced by Honda applies to certain units of Fit/ Jazz fitted with 1.5L i-VTEC engine which is sold in other countries and not sold in India, it added.

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