Honda Cars India has announced to recall 575 units of CR-V and 10,805 units of Accord due to a defective Passenger Side Air Bag inflator. The company, in an official announcement, said that it would carry out preventive replacement of Passenger Side Air Bag inflator of CR-V manufactured in Year 2004 and Accord manufactured from Year 2003 – 2007. In addition, it would also involve 1 unit of Civic, which was manufactured in 2004.
This voluntary recall is a part of Honda’s global recall/ safety improvement campaign concerning Air Bag inflators. However, there has been no reporting of any incident related to this part in India. The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from 4th June 2015 in a phased manner and the company will communicate with customers directly. The customers can also check whether their car will be 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.
The Japanese automaker is also gearing up to launch the new Jazz hatchback in the country. Honda has already started the promotional campaigns for the 2015 Jazz and has released a couple of teaser images and videos on its social media platforms. Reportedly, the new Honda Jazz would be launched on July 8, 2015 in India and would be up against the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Tata Bolt and Fiat Punto EVO.