Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese automaker has recalled 7,290 units of the second generation Amaze sedan manufactured from 17 April 2018 to 24 May 2018. Honda has initiated the recall to update of the EPS (Electric-Assist Power Steering) sensor.
There is a possibility that in some of the cars recalled, the driver may feel the steering heavier and EPS indicator light comes on. Honda Cars India will voluntarily replace the EPS column unit after inspection if required.
The inspection and replacement would be carried out free of cost at Honda dealerships starting from 26 July 2018.
The company will contact the owners of Amaze coming under this recall.
Meanwhile, HCIL has set up special microsite link in the company website for those who wish to check whether their cars are covered under this recall. Honda Amaze owners can check the status of their car by submitting 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the microsite.
This is the second recall of Honda Cars India initiating in 2018. HCIL recalled 22,834 units in January to replace the Takata passenger front airbag inflators for the 2013 models of Accord, City and Jazz. It was part of Honda's precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
2018 Honda Amaze
HCIL launched the second generation of the Amaze sedan on May 16. Priced from Rs 5.6 lakh (base petrol) to Rs 8.67 lakh (top-end diesel), 2018 Amaze is based on an all-new platform. There is a radical departure in terms of design and the sedan now looks mature and stylish like never before. It is also the first vehicle in India to get the diesel engine-CVT transmission combo.
Under the hood, the petrol-powered new Amaze gets a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine that makes 89bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-step CVT automatic.
The diesel engine, on the other hand, is the 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that develops 99bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel mill also comes with manual and CVT transmission options.