The Telegraph
Tuesday , May 6 , 2014
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Honda recall drive

New Delhi, May 5: Honda today recalled 31,226 Amaze compact sedans and Brio hatchback variants to inspect them for possible defects in the brake system.

“The company will inspect the proportioning valve of non-ABS (anti-lock braking system) variants of both models manufactured between February 28, 2013, and January 16, 2014. The recall is for 15,623 Brio cars and 15,603 petrol Amaze cars,” Honda said in a statement.

The proportioning valve is part of the system that adjusts brake distribution pressure on the wheels. The inspection and replacement will be done for free at Honda dealerships across India. The owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner.

“There is a possibility that in some of these cars there is mis-assembly of the proportioning valve. However, no complaint related to this part has been reported. Honda will voluntarily replace the proportioning valve after inspection, if required,” the company added. “Customers can check if their cars are among those recalled by submitting their 17-character alpha-numeric vehicle identification numbers (VIN) on the company website.”

ABS variants of the Brio and the petrol Amaze and all diesel variants of the Amaze won’t be inspected because the proportioning valve is not a part of their braking systems.

In the last few months, many car majors have undertaken recall.

In one of the biggest recalls in the country, Maruti Suzuki India last month said it would replace faulty fuel filler necks in 1,03,311 units of the Ertiga, the Swift and the Dzire, manufactured between November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014.