Honda Accord in India affected by global recall

Honda Motors, the noted Japanese automakers, along with Nissan and Toyota are set to recall millions of cars globally. As far as India is concerned, it is the now discontinued Accord sedan which has been affected by this recall. Some of the Indian variants of Honda Accord which were manufactured between August 2000 and December 2005 will be recalled due to faulty airbags.

honda accord india recallHonda Cars India is yet to identify these affected cars. The company has sold close to 27,000 units of Honda Accord to date but the recall will not include all these cars as only a few of these have faulty airbags. Honda Accord went on sale in India in 2001. It was phased out last year.

Honda Motor Co along with other Japanese automakers announced on Monday that cars with faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp would bring the total recall to around 10.5 million vehicles over the past five years. These recalls are for both passenger side and driver side airbags which were manufactured by the world’s second largest automotive safety parts maker, and they were manufactured in 2000-2002.

Besides Honda, Toyota Motor Corp, Chrysler and Ford Motors will also be resorting to recalls to replace airbag inflators. These flawed airbag inflators projected a risk of exploding and shooting out shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Nissan Motors will be recalling 755,000 cars globally while Mazda Motor Corp will recall 159,807 units. BMW of Germany is also looking into the possibility of a recall as it had also used airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation on some of its models.

Update 16th July 2014: Honda Cars India has sent out a press note as below: