Honda Cars India has issued a voluntarily recall for 22,834 vehicles of 2013 model of Accord, City and Jazz to replace the Takata passenger front airbag inflators in the country. This recall is a part of the company’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators. The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner starting from 19th Jan 2018, and the company will communicate with customers directly.
Speaking of the vehicles, Honda would recall 510 units of Accord, 22084 units of City and 240 units of Jazz, all of which are manufactured in 2013, in India. The customers can check whether their cars are covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com). The Japanese automaker reiterates the importance of replacing the defective 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.
In January 2017, Honda had recalled 41,580 units of previous generation of Accord, Civic, City and Jazz models in India as part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags. The recall continued as even in July, the Japanese autogiant issued a recall for more than 1.90 Lakh units of the previous generation of Accord, CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz models to rectify faulty airbags made by Takata. Globally, millions of vehicles have been affected due to defective safety airbag manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. Meanwhile, in other news, Honda Cars India is all set to showcase the new-generation models of Civic sedan and CR-V SUV at the 2018 Auto Expo, which start from February 7 in Greater Noida.