New Delhi (Agencies): Japaneses automobile major Honda's Indian subsidiary Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) on Thursday said it was recalling 57,853 units of its mid-sized sedan City in the country for replacing a faulty engine part.

According to the company, the replacement move has only initiated for the newer third-generation City cars manufactured between November 2008 and December 2009.

In a statement, HSCI said it would carry out preventive part replacement of the lost motion spring in the valve train of the City sedans being recalled.

"HSCI is proactively replacing the part in these vehicles with a new improved part," it said.

"The replacement would be carried out free of cost and the company will communicate directly with the owners of the cars which are covered under this part replacement," it said.

Dealerships have been updated about the part replacement and the new part is being dispatched to the dealerships in phases for smooth execution and to avoid any  inconvenience to customers, HSCI said.

"HSCI is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products," the company said.

Freed, Fit to be recalled

Honda Motor Co on Thursday announced that it is recalling 6,93,497 units of its Freed, Fit and City models globally to fix a faulty spring in the engine.

"The global recall does not impact the Honda Jazz sold in India. The recall announced by Honda applies to certain units of Fit/Jazz fitted with 1.5L i-VTEC engine, which is sold in other countries and not sold in India," HSCI said.

In the April-January period this fiscal, the company sold a total of 51,044 units, compared to 49,600 units in the year-ago period, a growth of just 2.91 per cent, as against the industry average of about 30 per cent.

In January, 2010, Honda recalled 8,532 units of its second-generation City sedan, manufactured in 2007, in India due to a defective power window switch, as part of a global
recall initiative.