Honda Amaze under recall scanner?

The Honda Amaze could be under the recall scanner. A Team-BHPian has reportedly received a communication from his local Honda dealership, asking him to bring in his Amaze compact sedan for the replacement of a part near the air conditioner.

2014 Honda Amaze Compact Sedan Photo
2014 Honda Amaze Compact Sedan

The replacement was carried out free of cost. The part replaced remains unknown at the moment and Honda is yet to announce an official recall for the Amaze. Therefore, at this point in time, the Amaze being involved in a recall remains in the realm of speculation.

The Amaze has proven to be a big success for Honda over the last one year. The first diesel powered Honda for the Indian car market, the Amaze compact sedan continues to bring in big volumes for the Japanese car brand, leading Honda’s revival in India.

The car is sold with a 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol (87 Bhp-109 Nm) and 1.5 liter i-DTEC turbo diesel (98.6 Bhp-200 Nm) engine options. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard on both engines with the automatic variant getting a 5 speed automatic gearbox.

If indeed under the recall scanner, it will be first instance of the Honda Amaze being recalled in India. In a country where many car owners associate the word recall with defective, Honda is no stranger to recalls in the Indian market. The Japanese car maker has recalled its cars multiple times to fix various issues.

Recalls are getting more common place in India

In the developed world, car recalls are considered to be normal and acceptable behaviour by car manufacturers. As India matures as a car market, buyers here are expected to become more aware and understanding of automotive recalls.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying organization of automakers operating in India, has instituted a voluntary recall code for automakers. Such baby steps are doing their bits to increase car buyer awareness about recalls in India.