Honda to recall 1,338 Accord, CR-V cars over airbag defect

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 17 2014, 13:52pm hrs
HondaHonda Cars said that it would recall 1,338 units of the Accord and CR-V models in line.
Honda Cars said on Wednesday that it would recall 1,338 units of the Accord and CR-V models in line with a global exercise announced last month by the Japanese parent regarding a potential defect in the passenger airbag.

The affected cars, 1,085 units of Accord and 252 units of CR-V, were made in 2003, barring one CR-V that was made in 2002.

Honda Cars India (HCIL) would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side airbag inflator. HCIL is carrying out the part replacement as part of a global exercise by Honda Motor Company to ensure stringent quality standards for its products, a company statement said.

It added that in certain affected vehicles, because of a problem during the propellant forming process, the casing of the inflator may get damaged when the airbag deploys in an accident or other situation, potentially causing injury to vehicle occupants.

The replacement would be carried out free of cost at Honda dealerships across India in a phased manner and the company will communicate with contactable customers directly.

Last month, Honda Motor Co had announced recalling over 20 lakh vehicles globally over potentially flawed airbag inflators made in 2000-02.

Earlier this month, Mahindra & Mahindra recalled around 23,000 units of a select variants of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio to rectify faulty pressure regulating valves.

Ever since auto industry body SIAM initiated voluntary recall policy for safety reasons in July 2012, 6,09,676 vehicles have been recalled so far.