Honda recalls 1.8 lakh Civic globally, may do so in India
JAPANESE auto giant Honda, which is recalling over 1.8 lakh units of its luxury sedan Civic globally, today said it was studying whether the model in India too had defective wheel-bearing seal before deciding on the same strategy here. “We have received a notice for a global recall. As far as we are concerned in India, we are not sure if this would affect here. However, when we get more details we will be able to take a call on it,” Honda Siel Car India senior general manager (marketing) Jnaneswar Sen told PTI. Honda had issued a recall notice of 1,82,756 Civics made between March 24, 2005, and February 8, 2007, because of a faulty wheel bearing seal that may leak and cause malfunctioning of brake switch thereby preventing illumination of lights on braking. Sen said the Civic model recalled in the US were left hand drives and the company was checking if similar problems could be found in the Indian right hand drive models. “If we find there are issues, then we will be definitely contacting our customers,” he added. If the company does recall its Civic, it will be the second instance in three months. In July, HSCI had recalled 2,310 Accords manufactured between 2005 and 2006 as part of a global recall.