Honda Cars India has recalled 31,226 units of the Brio hatchback and the Amaze compact sedan for braking issues. This recall is for non-ABS versions of the two cars, which means that the diesel version of the Amaze isn’t affected since the car comes with ABS as standard right from the base variant.
The recall will involve the inspection of the load sensing proportioning valve (LSPV) assembly of both the cars at the dealership level and the possible replacement if the said part is found to be faulty. The replacement of the LSPV on the affected vehicles will happen at no cost to the customer.
The voluntary recall has to do with the possible mis-assembly of the LSPV. The cars involved in the recall have been manufactured between 28 February 2013 and 16 January 2014. Therefore, if you do own a Brio or Amaze that was manufactured during the said period, you must get in touch with your nearest Honda dealer.
Honda dealers will also begin contacting affected car owners in the next few days. Customers can also log into Honda’s webpage created to allow owners to find out whether their cars are covered by this recall by entering the 17 digit vehicle identification number (VIN). Click here for more.
Both the Brio hatchback and the Amaze compact sedan share a common platform and a number of parts. Both cars have led Honda’s resurgence in the Indian car market with the Amaze being a particularly good seller for the Japanese automaker on the back of its all-aluminium 1.5 liter i-DTEC turbo diesel engine (98.6 Bhp-200 Nm).
The Brio though, is available only with petrol power, and the hatchback shares its 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol motor (87 Bhp-109 Nm) with the Amaze. Both cars get five speed manual gearboxes on their petrol and diesel engined variants. The petrol engines also get a 5 speed automatic gearbox as an option.