Honda India is recalling approximately 3,879 units of the City sedan with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) manufactured from Feb'14 to Nov'14. The recall is voluntary and is a part of Honda's recall campaign in several regions globally. The company will be updating the control software that manages the continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Dealerships across India will be contacting affected customers from 24th October 2015 onward. Customers can also personally check if their Honda City CVT model is affected and recalled. They will have to enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at Honda Car India's official website - click here.
Honda service centres will carry out necessary repairs free of cost. The software update will optimise hydraulic pressure that is applied to the CVT. Engineers need not change any mechanical part and will only be updating the CVT software.
The Honda City is powered by a 1,497cc, i-VTEC petrol engine. Engineers have paired this engine to an optional CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 117.32bhp, along with 145Nm of peak torque and the CVT variant returns 18 km/l while manual delivers 17.8 km/l fuel efficiency.
The base variant (City E) costs Rs. 7.99 lakh and the top-of-the-line fully-loaded variant (City VX) costs Rs. 12.50 lakh. The CVT option is offered on two trims: SV CVT and VX CVT, which is priced at Rs. 10.38 lakh and Rs. 12.07 lakh ex-showroom (Mumbai) respectively.