Well this sucks. Owners of the ’14 City and ’15 Jazz will have to visit their nearest Honda car dealership or service center due to a ‘voluntary preventive measure’. This concerns the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) software, more specifically the part that controls the CVT.
Short for Continuous Variable Transmission, this unit is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the vehicle’s driven wheels. Although it’s not exactly the root cause for the recall, Honda discovered that the software behind it ’causes high stress to the Drive Pulley Shaft’ found inside the CVT.
In other words, it may go kaput which will lead to a vehicle breakdown.
Thankfully, there have been no reported incidents or injuries related to this problem in the country and Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) would like to keep it that way, hence the recall. This campaign is part of their effort to ensure safety of these vehicle owners and passengers.
All in all, the issue affects 2,431 vehicles – 2,144 are ’14 year model City and 287 ’15 year model Jazz – and are listed below by frame number. If you’re part of it, HCPI advises customers to contact the nearest Honda car dealership (or service center) and set an appointment.
The ECU software update will only take 1 hour to finish and is free of charge.
For a full list of Honda car dealers nationwide and contact details, visit the AutoDeal Car Brands page.