Japanese carmaker Honda has issued a recall in India for 41,580 cars fitted with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Honda's recall in India is part of world's largest automotive recall as manufacturers scramble to replace Takata airbags which feature inflators that could explode and send shrapnel flying when deployed.
All of the affected 41,580 cars were manufactured in the year 2012. As per Honda, the worst affected car is the City with 32,456 vehicles recalled. 7,265 units of the Jazz hatchback along with 1,200 units of the Civic and 659 units of the Accord make up the rest of the numbers in the list of recalled cars.
Honda Cars India has stated that it will replace the airbag inflators of all the affected cars immediately free of any charge to the customer to resolve the issue and would communicate directly with the owners of the recalled cars to ensure that all the distressed vehicles get fixed.
Customers can check if their cars are among those affected by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the special recall microsite created on Honda India's website.