It seems the re-call season has gripped the Indian automotive industry. After the massive recall of its cars by Maruti Suzuki and Toyota, it’s time for another Japanese manufacturer to call its products back from its customers.
Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), in an official communication, announced, that they would recall 15,623 units of non-ABS variant of the Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variant of the Petrol Amaze manufactured from February 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014.
The company wants to check a possible defect in the Proportioning Valve. A proportioning valve is used in the rear brakes to decrease the pressure relative to the pedal force as weight is shifted to the front during braking. This prevents the rear from locking up under hard braking conditions. So if this valve goes kaput, the rear wheels may lock up very easily on wet surfaces.
The company has not yet been notified of any unfortunate incidence but is re-calling the car as a precautionary measure. The company shall inspect the valve and change it free of cost if any fault is found. These replacements will be carried out at Honda dealerships and service centres across the country and owners will be notified independently in a phased routine.
Is My Brio/Amaze Affected?
The next question is how would you know if your car is affected and included in this recall or not. Here is a simple 2 -points process you need to follow.
- Go to this official Honda micro-site.
- Enter your 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
ABS versions of the Amaze and the Brio are not being recalled as Proportional Valves are not a part of the braking systems of cars with ABS. All variants of the diesel powered Honda Amaze have also been left out of this re-call.