• Mar 16th 2007 at 5:34PM
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Honda has just announced that it is issuing a recall of 528,406 Chinese-made cars. Apparently they need to fix power steering lines and pumps as well as fuel pump relays on the hundreds of thousands of affected vehicles. Seeing as how China is such a large country with such a large number of potential Honda Accord owners, maybe the numbers don't look that big over there, but from our perspective they look HUGE.

Bloomberg News reported the breakdown thusly: 419,613 Accord sedans produced between January 7, 2003 and December 21, 2006; 68,993 Odysseys produced between February 22, 2005 and Valentine's Day this year for faulty bolts on the cars' power-steering pumps; and 39,800 Accords, Odysseys and Fits made between August 1, 2005 and September 30, 2005 because glue may have leaked into their fuel-pump relays. Free dealer repairs will begin on March 19 for every vehicle that got caught in this rather large net.

That half-million car mark represents a record of sorts for the Chinese auto industry. Reuters attributes the recalls to recent price wars in China, which may have "taken a toll on the quality of vehicles." The number of recalled vehicles by Honda alone this year has already surpassed the 350,000 units recalled last year. China is currently the world's second-largest vehicle market, but concerns about quality might hold it back. Other carmakers, including PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Audi all had vehicle recalls from their Chinese-based subsidiaries.

[Source: just-auto]
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      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh Dear!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda's obviously not as smart as Toyota *yet* because Toyota would simply file this as a TSB.
      far jr
      • 8 Years Ago
      I doubt that the components in question are used in Accords on American roads. They aren't are they? That would be very bad for Honda.

      I really don't see much relevance if this is isolated to China.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Over half a million vehicles?! O_O Sigh, that makes me very disappointed in Honda (coming from a Civic owner).
      • 8 Years Ago
      When purchasing Japanese branded items, look for the "made in Japan" tag for your own safety.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Over half a million vehicles?! O_O Sigh, that makes me very disappointed in Honda (coming from a Civic owner)."

      Don`t be! If this were Toyota they would lie about it. Hats off to Honda for being honest. You drive the better product.

      "Mr./Ms. Whofan, I'd like to buy you a beer. Been trying to preach that for quite sometime, most here don't get it though."

      Thank you!
      I came to this site as a car enthusiast. It turned me into a import hater, as a back lash to blind perception.
      Glad to see the lights are being turned on finally.

      If you are car shopping drive them all. Import and domestic alike then buy what you like.

      We need to start giving the home team a fair shake.

      Don`t use Consumer Reports as the bible for your final choice. They are biased.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Mr./Ms. Whofan, I'd like to buy you a beer. Been trying to preach that for quite sometime, most here don't get it though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Good grief those Honda's sound like a pile of crap. The Chinese don't like the Japanese as it is, if they think Honda is selling them junk, they'll send them a'packin'.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like my 2007 Fit. Last week Honda mailed a letter describing a programming problem in the SRS with the front airbags deploying too early. They want me to make a half day appointment with my local Honda service shop for re-programming. Is this a Fit recall? Or an optional safety adjustment? I'm wondering if anyone else has gotten this safety warning and re-programming letter?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its relevant to the people of China! I wonder if any China-built Accords are shipped here. Civic sales cooling, now this. Could they be following Toyota? The fit is imported..but from where? Japan only?
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