Certain units of the new Amaze have an issue with their steering sensor harness.
Honda Car India has recalled 7,290 units of the second-generation Amaze which were manufactured between April 17 - May 24, 2018.
The reason behind the same is the car's power steering sensor harness. Honda suspects that there is a possibility that the steering might start feeling heavier in these units, while the EPS (Electric Power Steering) indicator light would also show up. The company will voluntarily replace the steering column unit after inspection, if required.
The 2018 Amaze was launched in May this year and has been well accepted by Indian car buyers. It is the first car in its segment to offer a 7-step CVT gearbox option with both petrol and diesel engines. The engines on the car are carried over from the old model, which means that the familiar 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel powertrains propel the car. However, the diesel CVT - at 79bhp and 160Nm - is less powerful than the diesel manual, that produces 99bhp and 200Nm.
The new Amaze has been developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific, which is located in Thailand. The car, which is based on a brand new platform, made it world debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The 2018 Amaze is lighter and more spacious than the car it replaces. It competes with other popular compact sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, VW Ameo, Ford Aspire, etc.