HMSI completes 75% recall of 11,500 units CBR 250R bikes

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today said it has completed recalling 75 per cent of 11,500 units of the Standard variant of its premium motorcycle CBR 250R due to defective brake system.

In a release, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese auto giant Honda said that it has "successfully completed the voluntary market action on 75 per cent units of the suspected lot of CBR 250R's in a short span of four months".

The company aims to attend the remaining suspected lot vehicles of CBR 250R at the earliest, it added.

"This recall is applicable for 11,500 units of CBR 250R Standard variant manufactured in India between March 2011 and September 2012," Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) said.

Outlining the defect, the two-wheeler manufacturer said there is a possibility of limited ineffectiveness in front brake application, though this concern does not impact the overall braking functionality and effectiveness of front and rear brakes under normal riding conditions.

In November 2012, HMSI had announced to recall the bikes, which were produced and sold in India.

HMSI had announced that it would rectify the problem free of cost, irrespective to the warranty status of the vehicle.

At the time of announcing the recall, the Standard variant of the CBR 250R was available for Rs 1.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The move is probably the first for the Japanese auto giant's two-wheeler arm in India, although its passenger car division has had many such instances here in recent past.

Last year, Honda's erstwhile joint venture, Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), had recalled 72,115 units of its mid-sized sedan City to replace the defective power window switches.

In 2011, HSCI had announced a similar recall of 57,853 units of its third generation City to replace a faulty engine part, as part of a global exercise.

In January 2010 also, it had recalled 8,532 units of the City, manufactured in 2007.

In 2007, HSCI had recalled about 4,000 units of CR-V and 2,300 units of the luxury sedan Accord, in a move described by the company as product update. This had led to a total replacement and change in design of CR-V's fuel tank and upgrade of fuel relay in Accord.

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