Honda City Recalled over the software that control the CVT transmission, 3879 Honda City CVT affected
Honda Cars India today announced that it would do a voluntary recall of 3,879 units. The problem lies in the software of CVT variants of Honda City. The Honda City manufactured from Feb’14 to Nov’14 are the affected batches. Honda will call in the affected cars to update the software that manages the continuously variable transmission (CVT) gearbox. The call is as part of Honda’s recall campaign in several countries globally.
The CVT control software will be updated and it will further optimize the Hydraulic Pressure applied to the CVT belt that changes the cogs continuously and invariably. The hydraulic pressure is intense and is the one of the important factors in any CVT gearbox. PSI of pressure can reach up to 800 PSI. There could be possibility of belt slippage and that is one of the reason why the recall has been done.
As always the software will be updated free of cost at Honda dealerships across India from 24th October 2015 onwards. The company will also make sure they communicate with customers directly. The informed customers can also check whether their car is covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite that has been created by Honda on the company’s website.
Honda continues to have two engines on two transmission as options. A petrol manual, a petrol automatic which has been recalled and a diesel manual Earth Dreams engine. Honda has been leading the chart with C-Segment category thanks to diesel engine and frugal nature of it. It does come at the cost of NVH, However the mileage numbers and cult following of the brand and sub brand of City model is propelling Honda to new heights.