Honda Cars India on Friday announced a recall of 223,578 units of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz to replace airbag inflators, as part of Honda’s preventive global recall campaign concerning airbag inflators.
The recall in India will cover 140,508 units of Honda City manufactured between 2007 and 2012, 54,290 units of Civic manufactured between 2003 and 2012, 15,707 units of Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2011, and 13,073 units of CR-V manufactured between 2004 and 2011.
“The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting from October 12, 2015, and the company will communicate with customers directly,” the company said in a statement.
The customers can also get to know whether their car will be covered under the recall by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number on the company’s website.
Globally, the parent company Honda Motor has recalled over 20 million vehicles to replace faulty airbags provided by its supplier Takata Corp. Earlier this year, Honda Cars India had recalled 11,381 vehicles in India to replace potentially faulty airbags.
Automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles on safety issues since industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers initiated a voluntary policy in July 2012.
A total of 10,85,064 vehicles have been recalled so far in India by various companies ever since it started. As per Siam data, the previous biggest recalls in India were by Ford of about 1.66 lakh units of its Figo and Fiesta classic models in September 2013 and General Motors’ recall of 1.55 lakh units of Beat, Spark and Enjoy models in July this year.