Honda recalling only 14,883 units | Inquirer Business

Honda recalling only 14,883 units

/ 02:38 AM September 09, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Honda Cars Phil. (HCPI) will only be recalling 14,883 Jazz, City and CR-V units, and not 19,143 units as earlier announced.

In a statement Thursday, HCPI said the 4,260 units that will no longer be covered by the voluntary recall have a different kind of power window master switch assembly and came from a different parts supplier.

The City units now excluded from the recall have a central door lock function, the statement said.


HCPI last Monday announced that it was recalling 19,143 units of its Jazz, City and CR-V nameplates in order to replace the power window master switch assembly, but only as a precautionary measure.


The switch assembly had to be replaced to prevent it from malfunctioning in the future, explained Voltaire Gonzales, HCPI vehicle sales and corporate communications head.

Cars with silicon-based air fresheners and those whose owners use automotive cleaning agents with silicon components are especially prone to damage, as the silicon components enter the switch assembly and accelerate wear over time.

Silicon particles can accumulate between the power source and the ground of the switch, causing the resin material of the unit switch to be heated and carbonized. This can result in smoke or, at worst, partial burning of the window switch cover.

So far, none of the vehicles that have already been brought for repair have encountered these problems, Gonzales said. The power window master switch assembly just malfunctioned, he said.

Covered by the recall are 2,924 units of the 2005-2007 Jazz, 9,092 units of the 2006-2008 City, and 2,867 units of the 2005-2006 CR-V.

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