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Honda Recalls Over 90,000 Cars: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

64,428 Honda City units and 25,782 units of Honda Mobilio have been recalled due to faulty fuel return pipe.

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Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has announced the recall of 90,210 units of the City sedan and the Mobilio multi-purpose model due to a safety issue. The company has to replace the fuel return pipe, which brings unspent fuel back to the fuel tank, in all the recalled vehicles.

The Quint explains what the recall means and what happens to the affected vehicles.

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How Many Cars Are Being Recalled?

If you are an owner of a petrol variant of the Honda City or Honda Mobilio, you have nothing to worry about as only diesel variants are affected. The cars being recalled include 64,428 Honda City models manufactured from December 2013 to July 2015 and 25,782 units of Honda Mobilio models manufactured from June 2014 to July 2015.

What Is The Problem?

There is a possibility that in some of these cars, the fuel return pipe may detach, resulting in fuel leakage and leading to unexpected engine stoppage.

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How Will Honda Fix This ?

The faulty parts will be replaced free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from 19 December 2015 in a phased manner and the owners will be contacted individually.

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How Can Affected Cars Be Identified?

Honda City And Honda Mobilio owners can identify whether their car is part of the recall by entering their 17 character alpha-numeric Chassis number, also referred to as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), here. The number should look like “MAKGM85**********” or “MAKDD57**********”.

 64,428 Honda City units and 25,782 units of Honda Mobilio have been recalled due to faulty fuel return pipe.
Your vehicle’s chassis number/VIN can help you identify if your car will be recalled. (Photo: The Quint)
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This is not the first time Honda has had to recall vehicles in India. In September, 2.24 lakh units of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz models were recalled to replace faulty airbag inflators.

Till now, over 17.39 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India.

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