Honda to Recall 41,580 Cars Here
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.