Honda Cars India has initiated a preventive recall for nearly 78,000 cars in India in order to change a faulty fuel pump. The company has launched a service campaign to replace fuel pumps in 77,954 Honda cars, which were manufactured between 2019 and 2020. Honda has said that the fuel pumps installed in these vehicles may contain defective impellers, which could, over time result in the engine stopping or not starting. The recall will be carried out in a phased manner starting from April 17, 2021.
Honda Cars India has also released a detailed list of all the models that will be affected by this recall, their production period and the number of units that have been fitted with the faulty fuel pump. The recall will cover 36,086 units of the Amaze, 20,248 units of the previous-gen Honda City, 7,871 WR-V, 6,235 units of the Jazz premium hatchback, 5,170 units of the Civic sedan, and 1,737 units of the BR-V. All these models were manufactured between January and October 2019.
|Model||Production Year||No of Units affected|
|Amaze||Jan - Aug 2019||36,086|
|Last-Gen City||Jan - Sept 2019||20,248|
|WR-V||Jan - Aug 2019||7,871|
|Jazz||Jan - Aug 2019||6,235|
|Civic||Jan - Sept 2019||5,170|
|BR-V||Jan - Oct 2019||1,737|
|CRV||Jan 2019 - Sept 2020||607|
Additionally, the recall will also cover 607 units of the Honda CR-V, which was manufactured between January 2019 and September 2020. It's worth mentioning that the Honda Civic, BR-V and CR-V models have been discontinued in India.
This recall could be part of the company's global recall that was initiated in March 2021. Back then the carmaker had said that it will recall about 761,000 vehicles worldwide to replace fuel pumps that could fail and lead to engine problems. Honda Cars India says as the dealer facilities are currently functioning with limited staff to ensure strict implementation of safety and distancing norms specified by the government authorities, customers are advised to visit the dealer with prior appointment to avoid inconvenience.
Honda's authorised dealer partners will contact the owners of the affected vehicles individually, and the replacement of the part will be made free of cost to the customer. Honda car owners can check whether their cars are covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company's website.