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Japanese carmaker Honda today issued a recall of 22,834 vehicles in India to fix the faulty front passenger airbag inflators. The affected models include the previous generation Honda City, Jazz and the Accord which were manufactured in 2013.
These models were fitted with airbag system from Takata Corporation, and this is part of the company's precautionary global recall initiative. This is the eight round of recall for India and Honda has stated that it will voluntarily replace the front passenger airbag at no cost to the customers.
In India, Honda has so far recalled 3.1 affected cars, while globally millions are affected by the faulty front passenger airbag inflator. Honda India customers can check if their vehicle is affected by submitting their unique 17 characters alpha-numerical Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on a special microsite. Click here to find out.
The recent recall initiative starts today January 19, 2018, and will continue over the next couple of months. Among the three models, 90 percent of the recall is for the Honda City, while 510 units of the Honda Accord and 240 units of the Honda Jazz have been affected.
So what does the faulty Takata airbag inflator affect the passenger's safety? The Takata airbag inflators pose the threat of being deployed with extreme internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing could break which might lead to injury to the occupants of the vehicle. Honda Cars India reemphasises the importance of replacing the defective Takata front airbag inflators urgently.
Back in January 2017, Honda Cars India had recalled 41,580 units in India, which included the Jazz, City, Civic and the Accord, which were manufactured in 2012. Also, a year before that, in July 2016, Honda recalled over 1.9 lakh vehicles, which included the previous generation Accord, CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz manufactured between 2003 and 2011.
Thoughts On The Honda Recall In India
Honda has been proactive in recalling its cars in India to replace the faulty Takata airbag inflator. This is indeed an excellent initiative by the company and not wait for any unfortunate instances. So if you are an owner of a Honda car, check at the link above to find out if your vehicle is part of the recall in India.