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Old 5th May 2014, 18:57   #1
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Default Honda recalls 31,226 units of Amaze & Brio for brake inspection

Honda recalls 31,226 units of non-ABS variants of Amaze, Brio for a brake related inspection.

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Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it would carry out inspection of Proportioning Valve of 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variants of Petrol Amaze manufactured from 28 February 2013 to 16 January 2014.

There is possibility that in some of these cars there is mis-assembly of Proportioning Valve. However no complaint related to this part has been reported. HCIL will voluntarily replace the Proportioning Valve after inspection, if required. The inspection and replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner.
source: Press release

Visit www.hondacarindia.com for any update enabling the owners to check whether their car will be covered under this inspection campaign.
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Default Re: Honda recalls 31,226 units of Amaze & Brio for brake inspection

I'm pasting below an extract from

http://www.livemint.com/Industry/9nh...or-checks.html

"The company said on Monday that it had noted a possible defect related to the proportioning valve, which adjusts the rate of increase in the pressure on rear brakes and helps bring the car to a smooth stop, preventing the brakes from locking up. No complaint related to the part has so far been reported, it said.

“HCIL will voluntarily replace the proportioning valve after inspection, if required,” the company said. “The inspection and replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India, and the owners will be contacted individually in a phased manner.”

The inspection would be carried out on only those variants the Brio and Amaze that do not have an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

“Proportioning valve is not a part of braking system for ABS variants and, therefore, the ABS variants of Brio and petrol Amaze and all variants of Diesel Amaze do not require any inspection,” HCIL said."

I have two questions;

1- Why is a proportioning valve which according to the extract above adjusts the rate of pressure on rear brakes and helps the car come to a smooth stop absent from the ABS version? I always thought that ABS was an additional mechanism/system added to a non-ABS version of a car. The above seems to imply that they take a component (proportioning valve) out of the Non-ABS version and then an ABS system to it. There may be a technical logic behind this- but I am not aware of it. Can anybody explain?

2- Why does the Diesel Amaze (both ABS and Non-ABS) NOT have a proportioning valve at all. I hink- with the increased kerb weight and heavier engine on the front- it should definitely have all the safety features of the petrol and much more. So why does the Diesel completely miss out on this valve which assists braking to the rear wheels? Cost cutting because the Diesel version is already very expensive or something else? If it is cost cutting- thats a nasty way to cut costs! Reminds me of the old debate of the braking of the L&V versions versus the Z version of the Swift!

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Default Re: Honda recalls 31,226 units of Amaze & Brio for brake inspection

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Visit www.hondacarindia.com for any update enabling the owners to check whether their car will be covered under this inspection campaign.
Here you go.
Please click the LINK provided below, to know if your Honda Amaze or Honda Brio is covered under the inspection campaign.

LINK: https://www.hondacarindia.com/PUD5VG...erInquiry.aspx
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2- Why does the Diesel Amaze (both ABS and Non-ABS) NOT have a proportioning valve at all.
I hope ABS is common across all variants of Diesel Amaze and Proportionating valve is not a part of ABS system.
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