New Honda City Disappoints With Its “Build Quality”

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Finally, the consumers have started receiving all new Honda City 6th Generation in Pakistan. The car has created excitement and hype in the local market. According to reports, the company booked 12,000 units of the car. Most of these bookings were done even before the unveiling of the car. This shows the anticipation for the car in the local market.

As mentioned earlier, the company has started delivering the new sedan, however, there are reports of “bad build quality” circulating on social media. As per pictures and a video, there is a gap between car’s body and rear lights along with bad paint job at the rear. One post about the bad build quality is shared by the owner, while one individual shared the picture from one of the dealerships of Honda, and in both cases, the issue seems to be same.

The Case of Build Quality

It is not a new thing that new cars have relatively low build quality, however, one doesn’t expect it from companies like Honda Atlas. The company is in Pakistan for almost three decades, and famous for its stability and comfort in its cars. The cases of bad paint jobs also came in light after Changan started delivery of Alsvin, but it is acceptable because Changan is a new company and even some reports suggested that Changan took back one of such cars from the customer and handed him the new one.

Will Honda take back these faulty cars? Time will tell. We hope that Honda will address the issue and resolve it for the consumers in next deliveries.

Here are some pictures and a video, showing new Honda City build quality:

Video Credit: Subhan Sheikh

Response by Honda

We approached Honda official for his comment on the issue, however, we have not received an answer, till the publishing of this article. We will update this piece as soon as we receive an answer from the company.

Are you an owner of new Honda City? What is your experience with the car? Share it with us in comments section.

 

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5 Comments
  1. Smalee says

    We have already noticed similar iasues with new civic.
    So just relax no body cares about such cases.

  2. Waqas says

    When Honda is not anymore part of the big 3, with the arrival of Proton Saga and his price, if the quality build of CKD saga is good well it could outsale city.

  3. Ali Khan says

    Such things are not new when it comes to Honda. They had a lot of QC issues in the current gen civic as well. The issues were similar because it too suffered from bad paint and assembly at the corner weld joints and very bad paint jobs. Continuing on that, the current civic still suffers from a bad rep because of the rear ABS system failing or CVT gearbox issues and failures. It also has other very critical systems issues.
    Honda also suffered from stories of dealers deliberately delaying warranty claims.
    Such issues did not crop up in any of the new brands. Especially from the Chinese brands. Except for the odd paint quality issue, so far we haven’t heard any horror stories. Yet they have an inherently bad rep.
    I wonder when we will stop this blind praise for these desi Japani brands and stop judging all others with such unrelenting bias.

  4. Ali Khan says

    Such things are not new when it comes to Honda. They had a lot of QC issues in the current gen civic as well. The issues were similar because it too suffered from bad paint and assembly at the corner weld joints and very bad paint jobs. Continuing on that, the current civic still suffers from a bad rep because of the rear ABS system failing or CVT gearbox issues and failures. It also has other very critical systems issues.
    Honda also suffered from stories of dealers deliberately delaying warranty claims.
    Such issues did not crop up in any of the new brands. Especially from the Chinese brands. Except for the odd paint quality issue, so far we haven’t heard any horror stories. And yet they have an inherently bad rep.
    When will we stop this blind praise of these desi Japani brands and also stop the unrelenting bias against all the others.

  5. Khurram says

    A shameless and typical etiquette at work that is found in most of us Pakistanis , we take pride in causing harm to our fellow beings don’t we people. However, here is a thought Atlas must fire such staff, perhaps lost job is going to teach them a very good lesson to not mess around with customers next time. Taking an action for Atlas is also important as it has a duty towards its customers and investors. I shudder at the thought of buyer waiting for his car happily and then looking at this, well, may Allah S.W.T. give the owner a better replacement.
    On the other hand, the vehicle still seems better than Changhan that looked as though it had been put together by an unskilled labour’s hand, misaligned dashboard, fading backlights, busting systems. I guess, even this City is still going to outlive that Alsvin as far as suspension, outer-body paint and the body itself are concerned.

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