Honda Motor is going to recall 69,090 UR-V sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China, market regulators stated on Thursday, as a result of a cold-climate engine problem that has already forced the recall of hundreds of thousands of automobiles.
The UR-V is produced and sold in China by the automakers joint venture with the Dongfeng Motor.
About 18,907 vehicle recalls are connected to problems caused by an uncommon amount of uncombusted petrol collecting in the engine’s lubricant oil pan, the Defective Product Administration Center of State Administration of Market Regulation stated on Thursday.
The issue in some cases resulted in a strong odor of gasoline inside the vehicle and in other cases the car’s check-engine light came on, Honda stated.
The automaker says the issue does not impact the engine’s performance and there have been no reports of accidents concerning this particular issue.
Honda recalled 96,900 SUV Avancier vehicles on Monday. The cold-climate engine issue also led the Tokyo-headquartered automaker to recall 130,000 of its known CR-V SUV models and 294,500 Civic cars from China this year.
Honda’s China spokesman Zhu Linjie refused to comment on Thursday but he said on Monday the company was now looking if the same problem was affecting the Honda Jade car and the UR-V crossover SUV.