Honda Malaysia has announced a product update for its current model generations of the City (2014 YM) and Jazz (2015 YM) involving a total of 12,232 units of the City and 97 units of the Jazz to correct an improper hydraulic pressure control software involving the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
This campaign is necessary to rectify the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) through a CVT software update that contains a stress reduction software.
Honda Malaysia explained that due to the quick stepping in and releasing of the accelerator pedal at high speed, high hydraulic pressure will cause high stress to be generated to the drive pulley shaft and may cause the shaft to be broken and the vehicle may experience a loss of power during driving.
As of today, there were no crashes or injuries related to this issue reported in Malaysia. The company also confirms that no other Honda models currently on sale are affected by this issue.
All affected customers will be informed via notification letters, which will include details of the product update. Customers who receive the letter are advised to send their vehicles to the nearest authorized Honda dealer for inspection. Any charges related to the product update will be borne by Honda Malaysia.