Honda India recalls almost 2.24lakh cars due to faulty airbags

Team OD  /
22 Sep 2015 15:36:59 IST

As part of its preventive global recall campaign concerning defective airbags, Honda has announced the voluntary recall of the previous generations of the CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz. The replacement would be carried out free of charge at the company's dealerships across India in phases starting October 12, 2015. Honda was one of the worst affected by the global safety crisis involving defective airbags made by the world's second-largest units manufacturer, Takata Corporation.

Honda Jazz

The defective units deploy with an explosive force due to a chemical propellant used in the inflators, which sprays shrapnel at the passengers in the vehicle. The eighth fatality associated with these faulty airbags was recently confirmed by Honda in the USA. Apart from that, over a hundred injuries related to this issue. Mostly installed in cars manufactured between 2002 and 2008, this campaign has prompted a recall of over 40 million vehicles worldwide from nearly two dozen manufacturers including Toyota, General Motors, Ford and BMW. With the demand for replacements this high, Takata Corp has increased its production capacity to a million units a month. Manufacturers are now considering diversifying their supplier base instead of depending too much on select brands.

HCIL expands its campaign to replace Air Bag inflators in India


Mumbai, 18 September 2015: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it will voluntarily replace Airbag inflators of 223,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz as part of Honda's preventive global recall campaign concerning Air Bag inflators. The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from 12th October 2015, and the company will communicate with customers directly. Model Year of Make Number of Inflators to be replaced (some vehicles require both type replacement) No. of Affected Vehicles Driver Side Airbag Inflator Passenger Side Airbag Inflator CR-V 2004 - 2011 8330 11495 13073 Civic 2003 - 2012 54288 40083 54290 City 2007 - 2012 140508 2646 140508 Jazz 2009 - 2011 15707 - 15707 TOTAL 223,578 The customers can also check whether their car will be covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company's website (www.hondacarindia.com).
  

HCIL expands its campaign to replace Air Bag inflators in India


Mumbai, 18 September 2015: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it will voluntarily replace Airbag inflators of 223,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz as part of Honda's preventive global recall campaign concerning Air Bag inflators. The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from 12th October 2015, and the company will communicate with customers directly. Model Year of Make Number of Inflators to be replaced (some vehicles require both type replacement) No. of Affected Vehicles Driver Side Airbag Inflator Passenger Side Airbag Inflator CR-V 2004 - 2011 8330 11495 13073 Civic 2003 - 2012 54288 40083 54290 City 2007 - 2012 140508 2646 140508 Jazz 2009 - 2011 15707 - 15707 TOTAL 223,578 The customers can also check whether their car will be covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company's website (www.hondacarindia.com).
  

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