Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced a recall of its Brio hatchback and Amaze sedan. The company states that there is a possibility that the proportioning valve of these cars may have been mis-assembled.
The recall pertains to non-ABS models of the Brio hatchback and Amaze petrol sedans manufactured between February 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014 and includes 15,623 units of the Brio and 15,603 units of the Amaze. Honda says that there might be an issue with the proportioning valve, which distributes brake pressure to the wheels. The company will inspect the concerned part and if a problem is found, the valve will be replaced free of cost to the customers at HCIL authorised centres. Customers will be informed in a phased manner of these recalls.
Only the non-ABS versions are affected as the ABS system doesn't have the proportioning valve included. Honda says that there have been no complaints reported so far. They have also setup a microsite for the customers to check whether their car is eligible for this recall or not by entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
|New Delhi, May 5, 2014:Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it would carry out inspection of Proportioning Valve of 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variants of Petrol Amaze manufactured from 28 February 2013 to 16 January 2014. There is possibility that in some of these cars there is mis-assembly of Proportioning Valve. However no complaint related to this part has been reported. HCIL will voluntarily replace the Proportioning Valve after inspection, if required. The inspection and replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner. Proportioning Valve is the part of Brake system which adjusts brake distribution pressure to the wheels. Proportioning valve is not a part of braking system for ABS variants & therefore the ABS variants of Brio & Petrol Amaze and all variants of Diesel Amaze do not require any inspection. A special microsite has been created on the company¬'s website (www.hondacarindia.com) which enables the customers to check whether their car will be covered under this inspection campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).|