Honda recalls 5,088 units of previous-gen Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic, Accord to replace faulty Takata airbags
Honda Cars India is recalling 5,088 units of previous-generation Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic and Accord models to replace faulty Takata driver and passenger front airbags. The exercise is part of Honda's precautionary global recall campaign concerning the airbags.
Several car makers globally have been impacted by faulty airbags manufactured by Japanese automotive parts firm Takata Corporation. According to Honda Cars India, the airbags may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture and result in injury or safety risk to the vehicle occupants.
The replacement drive has already started at Honda Cars India dealerships across the country and it is free of cost. The company will communicate directly with the customers. The carmaker has also created a special microsite on its website, where the customers can check whether their cars are covered under the campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The company is recalling 10 units of Honda Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2012, 52 units of Honda Civic manufactured between 2006 and 2008 and 350 units of Accord manufactured in 2003.
Also, 2,099 units of Honda City manufactured between 2007 and 2013 are being recalled. At 2,577 units, the most recalls are with regard to Honda CR-V manufactured between 2003 and 2008 and in 2011.