HCIL has expanded its Takata Driver and Passenger Front Airbag inflators recall in India. The recall pertains to ‘At the time of Driver/Passenger side airbag deployment, the inflator body may get ruptured due to excessive internal pressure. Replacement being done as a preventive measure.’
The recall extends to 2,573 units of the petrol CR-V manufactured from 2003 to 2008, 2011, and 4 units manufactured from 2007-2008; and 1804 units of City manufactured in 2007, and 295 units manufactured in between 2008 to 2013. That’s 2,577 CR-V units and 2,099 City units.
Other affected cars include – 52 Civic units manufactured between 2006 – 2008, 350 units of Accord manufactured in 2003, and 10 units of Jazz, of which 3 were manufactured between 2009-11, and another 7 in the years 2010-12. In all, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has announced a replacement for 5,088 units. The vehicles are all previous gen editions.
The recall is being carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships and begins on July 29, 2019. Honda will directly make contact with customers regarding the matter. Customers can check if they need to take it in by submitting their 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on microsite in the company’s website. The company urges those affected to get their car repaired as soon as possible.
As part of the Takata airbag inflator recalls which have impacted several car makers globally, Honda Cars India continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the recall to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible.
Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status at www.hondacarindia.com or by calling their authorized dealer. HCIL reiterates the importance of replacing the affected Takata front airbag inflators urgently as they may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated.
The airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or safety risk to the vehicle occupants.