China Demands Recall of Honda Hybrids

Chinese regulators have demanded Honda recall more than 200,000 hybrid powered vehicles from the market citing brake pedal sensor issues.

Reuters reports that China’s State Administration for Market Regulation made the announcement in a statement that a total of 105,608 hybrid vehicles produced between October 8, 2018 and September 7, 2020 by the Japanese carmaker’s venture with Dongfeng Motor Group would be recalled. The recall also involves another 95,081 units from Honda’s manufacturing partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group made between August 27, 2018 and August 6, 2020.

The issue relates to lubricating oil introduced into brake pedal sensors during the manufacturing process which could cause problems with the sensors over time. The recall would begin from March 31, 2023, the statement added.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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