Back in May this year, country’s third largest car manufacturer, Honda Cars India had announced a recall due to faulty airbag inflators in their cars. This recall had affected a total of 11,000 cars of theirs. These were 10,805 units of Honda Accord produced between 2003 and 2007, 575 units of Honda CR-V 2004 model, and 2004 model of Honda Civic.
Now, due to the same issue, the company has expanded the recall list. This time, the affected numbers are much larger at 223,578 units.
Under this new recall, HCIL will be replacing both Driver and Passenger Side Airbag Inflators in four of their models. These are
– CR-V manufactured in between 2004 and 2011
– Civic manufactured in between 2003 and 2012
– City manufactured in between 2007 and 2012
– Jazz manufactured in between 2009 and 2011
This recall is part of the Honda’s global recall for safety improvement campaign.
Details – Honda Cars India Recall 2015
Customers of these affected models are being informed individually while those concerned about the safety of their cars can also check the same. A special microsite on company website www.hondacarindia.com has also been created for the purpose. Customers can check whether their cars are a part of recalls by submitting their 17 character alpha numeric Vehicle Identification Number. Replacement of these affected parts will be carried out in a phased manner and free of cost at all company dealerships across the country.
While till date, Takata, one of the largest suppliers of airbags had ruled out possibility of their produced being defective, the company confirmed earlier this year that its airbags were exploding and causing death to several motorists.
Automakers across the globe are recalling millions of cars fitted with these airbags. In the US nearly 34 million cars are being recalled.
Honda Cars India have stated that none of their cars have reported any incident due to the mentioned fault till date.