Honda recalls over 41,000 cars to fix faulty air-bags

Honda has announced a recall of 41,580 vehicles in India to replace some faulty passenger front airbag inflators. The recall is said to have affected four models including older versions of the Jazz, City, Civic and Accord, all manufactured in 2012.

tech2 News Staff February 01, 2017 12:46:26 IST
Honda recalls over 41,000 cars to fix faulty air-bags

Honda has announced a recall of 41,580 vehicles in India to replace some faulty passenger front airbag inflators. The recall is said to have affected four models including older versions of the Jazz, City, Civic and Accord, all manufactured in 2012. The issue is the Takata airbag which has affected at least seven million vehicles worldwide.

According to a report, the previous generation Honda City will be affected the most with 32,456 units that were produced in 2012. While 7265 units of the Jazz, 659 units of the Accord and 1200 units of the Civic will also be affected.

Honda has said in a statement, that the replacement will be carried out free of cost at all Honda dealerships across the country. The replacement of inflators for the affected models would begin immediately and the company will communicate with customers directly. Customers can also check if their cars are covered under this campaign by sending in their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on Honda's website.

The company had issued a similar recall to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators involving 1,90,578 vehicles.  The vehicle list included the Jazz, all sedans as well as the CR-V as well.

The Takata airbag issue has been revolving worldwide. It involves defective inflator and propellant devices that may deploy improperly in case of a car crash, shooting metal fragments inside the vehicle. About 42 million vehicles are said to be affected in the US while a total of 7 million and counting have been recalled worldwide.

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