The 2018 Honda Amaze has been recalled in India. The Honda Amaze recall is to check the electronic power steering harness sensor. Honda says that customers could experience heaviness in the steering and the EPS check light may appear on the dashboard. About 7,290 units of the Honda Amaze (petrol and diesel, manual/automatic) are being recalled. The affected vehicles have been manufactured between April 17, 2018 to May 24, 2018.
Honda says that if required and deemed faulty, the EPS sensor will be replaced. The Honda Amaze recall product update process starts from July 26, 2018. This will be free of cost to the customer. Amaze owners will be contacted by authorised Honda dealerships and the service appointments will be fixed. A customer can also check if his car is affected by putting the VIN on Honda’s website.
The second-generation Honda Amaze was launched in India on May 17, 2018. The new Honda Amaze gets a redesign, features jig, ABS as well as airbags as standard and petrol and diesel engines. Honda has introduced a segment-first diesel CVT in the Amaze. With the CVT version, the Amaze diesel makes lesser power at 85PS and lower torque at 160Nm. Prices of the Amaze range between Rs 5.59 lakh – Rs 8.99 lakh, ex-showroom pan India. This pricing is introductory and is applicable only till July 31, 2018.
Honda’s new Amaze happens to be the second best selling car in the company’s portfolio after the City. The Japanese company is all set to launch the new CR-V and the Civic in a few months time from now. The Honda CR-V as well as the Civic will this time be available with a diesel engine too. While the 7-seater CR-V will compete with the Endeavour, Kodiaq and Fortuner, the Civic will clash with C+ segment sedans. These include the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia. Expect Honda to have a killer pricing strategy for both the products at launch.