In an official communication, Honda India has announced that they have voluntarily recalled 3,879 units of the City sedan. This recall is limited only to the automatic CVT transmission variant of the City and doesn’t concern the manual buyers. The diesel version remains unaffected as it gets just a manual gearbox.
Owners of Honda City Petrol, manufactured between February 2014 and November 2014, with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) will be contacted directly by the company. This exercise is a part of a global recall campaign. The company will be updating the CVT control software to optimise the hydraulic pressure applied to the CVT.
The software will be updated free of cost at any of the Honda dealerships across the country from October 24, 2015. Customers can also check whether their car is one of the affected units by keying in their 17 digit alpha numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the special microsite they have put up here.
Honda City with the CVT transmission claims to have a fuel efficiency figure of 18 kmpl thanks to the combination of a torque converter and G-design shift.