It has been two months since the new Honda Amaze went on sale across India, and Honda Cars India Ltd has announced a recall for 7,290 units manufactured between 17 April 2018 and 24 May 2018.
The product recall is to inspect and carry out an update of the Amaze’s EPS (Electric-Assist Power Steering) sensor harness. According to the Japanese manufacturer, there is a possibility that customers of the affected units might feel its steering to be heavier than usual and see the EPS warning light turned on. HCIL will voluntarily replace the EPS column unit after inspection for free, if required, at authorized Honda car dealerships.
Owners of the new Amaze will begin to receive calls from respective dealerships from 26th July 2018 to bring their car in for inspection and replacement. Additionally, customers can also verify whether their Amaze falls under the recall by visiting a dedicated microsite on the company’s main webpage and entering their 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The new FY started off on a positive note for Honda Cars India with the second generation Amaze’s strong impact on the Indian car market, despite heavy competition from the Maruti Dzire. In June, Honda has dispatched 9,103 units to dealers across India, thus helping accumulate a total monthly sales of 17,602 units and registering a growth of 37.5 % year-on-year. So far, Honda has received over 26,000 bookings for its entry-level sedan.
The new Amaze is available with either 1.2L i-VTEC petrol or 1.5L i-DTEC diesel motors spread across four trim levels (E, S, V & VX). Both petrol and diesel variants can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). With any of the two transmission options, the petrol variant outputs 90 PS/110 Nm while the diesel variant produces 100 PS/200 Nm with the 5-speed manual option and 80 PS/160 Nm with the CVT ticked.