In its third recall in the current financial year in India, Japanese carmaker Honda Cars India on Friday announced a recall of 57,676 units of its three models — City, Jazz and Civic — manufactured between January 2012 and June 2013 to replace faulty airbags.
The recall, which the company said is a part of its preventive global exercise, will affect 49,572 units of City sedan made between January 2012 and June 2013; 7,504 units of premium hatchback Jazz produced during February 2012 to February 2013 and 600 units of Civic manufactured between January 2012 and August 2012, Honda Cars India said in a statement.
In September last year, the company had announced a recall of 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators, which was the largest such exercise in the country then. This was followed by a recall of 90,210 units of its sedan City and multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio in December. The December recall was for the vehicles manufactured between December 2013 and July 2015 to replace faulty fuel return pipe.
“The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from February 20, 2016, and the company will communicate with customers directly,” the company said.
Ever since the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers introduced the voluntary recall policy for safety related issues, automobile manufacturers have recalled over 18.6 lakh vehicles so far.
Last year, German auto major Volkswagen Group had announced a recall of 3,23,700 units across its three brands —Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen — in India in relation to the emission test cheating scandal. It was the largest recall of vehicles in India.