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Over 8,000 Honda City Models Recalled In India

PTI 30 Jan 2010, 17:42:40 IST

Japanese auto major Honda will recall 8,532 units of its sedan 'City' in India because of a defective power window switch.

 The company's decision is part of a global recall initiative that it announced on Friday. The company's Indian subsidiary, Honda Siel Cars India, on Saturday said it would "call back 8,532 units of second generation City, manufactured in 2007, for a preventive part replacement of power window switch."

The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company would communicate directly with the owners of the cars which are covered under this part replacement, it said.

The company, however, said the third generation City, which is currently being sold in India, is not affected.

Honda on Friday announced a global recall of 6.46 lakh units of City and Jazz models after reports of defective power window switches.

HSCI, the joint venture between Honda Motor Co Ltd and Siel Ltd, further said that the global recall does not impact premium hatchback Jazz sold in India.

"The recall announced by Honda applies to first generation Jazz and does not apply to second generation Honda Jazz, which has been sold in India since June 2009," it said.

The company launched Jazz in India last year and has sold over 6,000 units so far.

The recall has been carried out after detecting potential problem of smoke coming out from the power window switch if water enters the driver window when it is left open during heavy rain or is exposed to any other liquid due to spillage. PTI