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Honda recalls 31,226 units of Brio and Amaze

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 7:10am IST | Agency: dna

Honda Cars India on Monday recalled 31,226 units of its entry level cars – Brio and Amaze to address the issue of mis-assembly of proportioning valve, manufactured between February 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014.

Proportioning valve is the part of brake system which adjusts brake distribution pressure to the wheels. The company said that it would carry out inspection of 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variants of petrol Amaze.

"There is a possibility that in some of these cars there is mis-assembly of proportioning valve. However, no complaint related to this part has been reported," the company said in a statement.

The company will voluntarily inspect the issue and replace the part, free of cost across its dealerships in India and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner.

ABS variants of Brio & petrol Amaze and all variants of diesel Amaze do not require any inspection as proportioning valve is not a part of braking system for ABS variants, the company informed.

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.

Of late, India is witnessing several recalls by leading carmakers.

Maruti Suzuki, the biggest carmaker in the country, last month recalled 1,03,311 units of Ertiga, Swift and DZire -- to replace faulty fuel filler neck. Japanese carmaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor recalled around 45,000 units of its multi purpose vehicle (MPV) Innova earlier this year to rectify defect in steering column.

In one of the biggest recalls in the industry, General Motors last year recalled 1,14,000 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV), Tavera to address the emissions and specifications issues.

After having discussed about having a mandatory recall policy in place for more than year, the government is yet to formally announce the same. The policy is expected to be announced during the current financial year, according to industry officials.

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