In China Honda is recalling almost 350,000 vehicles over an engine issue. In order to suppress the cyclone of customer complaints about an engine problem, Honda is finally taking the matter into its own hands & recalling the faulty vehicles.
The recalled cars are CR-V sports utility vehicle along with Civic that has a 1.5-litre turbo engine, as confirmed by Honda’s joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motors.
The cars are being called back by Honda because in the engine’s lubricant oil pan of the vehicles an unusual amount of un-combusted petrol is being collected. In many cases, this issue has resulted in a strong odor of gasoline in the car. In other cases, the check-engine light of the car came on.
Both Honda and Dongfeng have decided to find a solution to this issue by updating the gasoline injection control software of the engine.
As per Honda’s officials, because of this issue, no accidents have been reported. The issue of engine oil has not in any way affect the performance of the car or the engine.
The action of recalling vehicles is being done after the Honda CR-V and Civic owners expressed their concerns over Weibo (China’s alternative to Twitter) and other social media apps. Thus Honda is finally recalling 350,000 vehicles over engine issue.
Before this, many auto companies have recalled their vehicles due to various different issues including Toyota, BMW etc. BMW, the German automotive giant recalled more than 1 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of catching fire under the hood. Furthermore, Toyota announced to recall Prius Hybrid and Lexus NX and RX crossovers due to a defect in airbags. Then quite recently the leading American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson has recalled almost 251,000 bikes from around the world.