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Honda to recall 57,853 Citys in India

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Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) today said it is recalling over 57,800 units of its City sedan to replace faulty engine parts.

The company said it would carry out preventive part replacement of the lost motion spring in the valve train for 57,853 third-generation City models that were manufactured between November 2008 and December 2009.

"Lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use, may bend or break over time, resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine stalling and problems in re-starting, the company said.

The City is the best-selling model in Honda Siel Cars India lineup, averaging about 4200-4500 units a month. Apart from the City, Honda also retails the Jazz hatchback, Civic and Accord sedans as well as the CR-V SUV. It will begin production of the Brio hatchback in the second half of 2011 and it will go on sale in the same period.