Honda Cars India (HCIL) has voluntary recalled 3,879 units of its popular sedan, City equipped with continuously variable transmission (CVT) manufactured between February and November 2014.
The recall is part of Honda's recalls in several regions globally. The Japanese manufacturer will update the CVT control software to optimize the hydraulic pressure applied to CVT, Honda said in a statement.
The software will be updated free of cost from the dealerships of HCIL starting 24 October and the company will communicate with customers directly.
In the meantime, the customers can check whether their car comes under the recall campaign by entering the 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on a special microsite which has been created on the company's website.
The fourth generation of the City sedan which Honda recalled is powered by 1497cc i-VTEC petrol engine that develops 117bhp at 6600rpm and 145Nm at 4600rpm mated to CVT transmission. The City CVT returns ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 18kmpl.
This is the third time HCIL is recalling its vehicles in 2015 alone. In September, HCIL recalled 2,23,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz to replace airbag inflators. In May, HCIL recalled of 575 units of CR-V (2004 model) to replace passenger-side airbag inflator and 10,805 units of Accord (2003 – 2007 model) to driver-side airbag inflator.