Honda India Recalls Almost 2.24lakh Cars Due To Faulty Airbags - Overdrive
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Honda India recalls almost 2.24lakh cars due to faulty airbags

22 Sep 2015 / 0

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.

ModelYear of MakeNo. of Affected Vehicles
CR-V2004 - 201113,073
Civic2003 - 201254290
City2007 - 20121,40,508
Jazz2009 - 201115707
TOTAL2,23,578

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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