The CVT variants of the new generation Honda City have been recalled for a software update and does not pose a threat to the driver or other occupants.
Honda Cars India has issued a voluntary recall for the CVT units of the fourth generation City sedan involving 3879 units that were manufactured between February and November 2014. The recall is being made to update the software that manages the CVT box and is part of the automaker’s global recall campaign.
With the update, the control software will be able to optimise the Hydraulic Pressure applied to the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) unit. The autobox comes paired to a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine on the Honda City which produces 119 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 145 Nm of torque at 4600 RPM. Driving the City automatic does not pose a threat to passengers or other occupants.
The CVT unit replaced the conventional torque converter on the new generation Honda City and comes with 7-stepped ratios that offer smooth shifts. Moreover, the unit comes with paddle shifters for those that like to take matters in their own hands. The City CVT returns a higher fuel efficiency figure than its manual counterpart with an ARAI certified mileage of 18 km/l.
Honda further conveyed that the new software will be updated free of cost at dealerships starting from 24th October 2015 across the country and the automaker will be contacting the affected customers directly. Owners can also check if their City automatic is part of the recall by submitting the 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on Honda’s microsite HERE.