Honda Cars India has announced a recall of over 2 lakh vehicles in the country, owing to the faulty airbag. To be precise, the Japanese automaker would voluntarily recall 223,578 vehicles, which includes previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz. The company would replace the faulty airbag inflators free of cost at its dealerships across the nation in phased manner, starting from October 12, 2015.
Talking about the affected vehicles in length, around 143,154 units of previous-generation Honda City, manufactured between 2007-2012, would be recalled. In addition, Honda would recall over 54,200 units of Civic sedan, manufactured between 2003-2012. Just so you know, it is the longest time period of recall for any of the company models. Honda officials would communicate with customers directly regarding this issue. Also, owners can also know 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.
As for previous generation CR-V, the company would recall over 13073 units in India to replace the airbag inflator. The CR-V's manufactured between 2004 and 2011 fall under this recalling process. Last but not the least, Honda would recall 15707 units of Jazz hatchback, manufactured between 2009-2011. For those asking, this recalling initiative is a part of Honda’s preventive global recall campaign concerning Air Bag inflators. Over 34 lakh vehicles have been recalled worldwide due to the faulty airbags supplied by the Japanese automotive parts company Takata.