Such events are rare in a competitive commercial world. When on one hand every firm is after increasing its profit margin, there is Honda on the other which gives quality of its products, the primary importance. Honda has announced that it is recalling every 2nd generation sedan, Honda City, from the market inorder to fix its window switch. Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has said that the power switch might start malfunctioning due to water entering in from the window and therefore just to be on a safer side, it is recalling all the cars.
Honda Motors Limited, more commonly known as Honda, is a Japanese multinational firm that was established in the year 1948. It is Japan’s 2nd largest automobile manufacturing company. Honda has consistently been the biggest two wheeler manufacturer in the world. It is also the largest supplier of combustion engines with an annual production of 14 millions. In the year 2011, it was the 8th largest automobile company in the world with respect to annual sales and production. It deals worldwide in both 4 and 2 wheelers.
The Honda City sedan, first generation, was launched by Honda in the year 1981. THis was followed by second generation Honda City. This stayed in the market until 1994. The tag Sedan was again brought to the market in the year 1996. Since then it has stayed in the market and by 2009 Honda had sold over 1.2 million City units in around 45 countries. City is a sub-compact sedan, which uses Honda’s small car platform.
Honda City, second generation, manufactured in the year 2007-2008 in India, are being recalled specifically. This car uses a power window switch at the driver’s window which might face problems due to water or some other liquid entering in. So as a preventive step, Honda will be replacing the power window switch in ever Honda City.
Regarding this, Honda has posted on its official website “HCIL is carrying out the part update as preventive measure although no such problem has been reported from anywhere in India. The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner. HCIL is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products. The 3rd generation Honda City currently sold in India is not affected and does not require any part replacement. Also, global recall does not impact the Honda Jazz in India.”
To keep up with its standard Honda will be recalling a total of 42,672 units of Honda City sedan.