Honda to Re­call 41,580 Cars Here

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New Delhi: Ja­panese auto maker Honda on Tues­day said it is re­call­ing 41,580 ve­hi­cles in In­dia to vol­un­tar­ily re­place faulty front pas­sen­ger airbag in­fla­tors, its fourth re­call in two years. The re­place­ment drive is part of Honda’s pre­ven­tive global re­call cam­paign con­cern­ing de­fec­tive air bag in­fla­tors sup­plied by Takata Cor­po­ra­tion, which has af­fected at least 7 mil­lion cars world­wide.

Honda Cars In­dia said it will vol­un­tar­ily re­place pas­sen­ger front airbag in­fla­tors in pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion mod­els of City, Jazz, Ac­cord and Civic man­u­fac­tured dur­ing the year 2012. The ve­hi­cles re­called in­clude 7,265 units of pre­mium hatch­back Jazz, 32,456 units of mid­size sedan City, 659 units of pre­mium sedan Ac­cord and 1,200 units of Civic.

The re­place­ment will be car­ried out free of cost at Honda Cars In­dia (HCIL) deal­er­ships across In­dia. “The re­place­ment of in­fla­tors for the af­fected mod­els would be­gin im­me­di­ately and the com­pany will com­mu­ni­cate with cus­tomers di­rectly”, Honda Cars In­dia said in a state­ment. 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 mi­cro site which has been cre­ated on the com­pany’s web­site (www.hon­dacarindia.com).

In In­dia, there are no guide­lines for re­call. How­ever, as per in­dus­try body So­ci­ety of In­dian Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers (SIAM), auto mak­ers in In­dia have re­called over two mil­lion ve­hi­cles since the vol­un­tary re­call pol­icy was an­nounced in July 2012.

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