Last month we had reported that Honda Cars India might issue a voluntary recall for the Accord sedan that was sold in the country in the first half of the last decade over the faulty Tataka airbags issue. And now, the Japanese car maker has officially announced a recall of 1,338 units, which not only includes, the premium Accord sedan but also the Honda CR-V.
A total of 1,085 units of the Accord and 253 units of the CR-V that were built between 2002 and 2003 have been called back to Honda workshops in order to replace the faulty part in the passenger side airbags. In case of certain vehicles, due to a problem during the propellant forming process, the casing of the inflator may get damaged when the airbag deploys in an accident or other situation potentially causing injury to vehicles occupants.
“The company would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side airbag inflator of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactures in 2003 and one unit of CR-V manufactured in 2002.” Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in a statement.
The replacement of the faulty part would be carried out free of cost across all Honda dealerships in the country in a phased manner and the company will communicate with contactable customers directly.
The aforementioned recall is part of the Honda Motor Co. massive global recall affecting more than 20 lakh vehicles worldwide over potentially flawed airbag inflators made in 2000-02. Overall, the case of Takata airbags has affected nearly 7.6 million vehicles over the past five years across several auto brands such as Nissan, BMW, Toyota, Ford and Chrysler.