Earlier in January 2018 Japanese air bag maker Takata announced that it would additionally recall 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators globally and now Honda Cars India has confirmed that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 22,834 Honda cars in India. These Honda cars include 2013 model of Honda Accord, Honda City and Honda Jazz and is a part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
This includes 510 units of 2013 Honda Accord, 22,084 units of Honda City sold in 2013 and about 240 units of Honda Jazz again sold in the same year.
Ever since the Takata airbag scandal has broken out global automakers have been recalling its vehicle to ensure safety to its customers. Honda Cars India in March 2016 had recalled about 2.24 lakh vehicle in India. In January 2017, once again Honda Cars recalled 41,480 units to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators. Globally, the parent company Honda Motor has recalled over 20 million vehicles to replace faulty airbags provided by its supplier Takata Corp.
|Model||Model Year||No of Affected Vehicles|
|Total recalled vehicles by Honda||22,834|
Honda says that the replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner starting from 19th Jan 2018, and the company will communicate with customers directly.
In a statement, Honda Cars India said that "HCIL reiterates the importance of replacing the defective Takata front airbag inflators urgently as they may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. The airbag inflator casing might rupture which may result in injury or safety risk to the vehicle occupants."
The customers can check whether their cars are 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).