Honda Recalls Over 50,000 City Sedans in India
The third generation City, which made its debut at the Istanbul Motor Show in October 2008, needs replacements for its lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use. Over time, the mechanical stresses they are subjected to could result in bends or breaks. This would then lead to an abnormal engine noise, engine stalls and problems at start.
Honda Siel Cars India will fix the problem free of charge. The company will notify City owners directly, according to a set schedule. A special sub-section of the main Indian site was also created, enabling the customers to check whether their cars are affected by the recall.
Honda is carrying out the replacement as part of a global Honda Motor Company strategy to ensure that stringent quality standards are met for its products.
The City is powered by a new 1.4-liter i-VTEC (same as in the Jazz) engine that provides a mix between performance and flexibility, without compromising fuel economy or emissions. The unit provides 100 horsepower, a 17 hp increase over the previous generation. This helps the model complete the benchmark 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 11.8 seconds for the manual version, an improvement of 1.6 seconds. The automatic version hits the same speed in 14.7 seconds, almost half a second quicker than before.