Honda has announced a recall of 5088 cars in India to replace their front airbags. The carmaker will fix the front airbags free of cost, as per the recall. The affected cars are fitted with Takata airbags that may deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated, resulting in rupture of airbag inflator casing which may result in injury or safety risk to the vehicle occupants.
The affected cars and their year of manufacture is as follows:
No of Units
2009 - 2012
2007 – 2013
2006 – 2008
2003 – 2008, 2011
Honda will contact the owners of affected cars regarding the airbag replacement at the company’s authorised service stations. Alternately, Honda car owners can submit their VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) at the carmaker’s official site to confirm if their car is a part of the recall or not.
Read the official press release below for more information.
HCIL expands its campaign to replace Takata Driver and Passenger Front Airbag inflators in India
New Delhi, 29 July 2019: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that it has expanded its campaign to replace Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflators in 5,088 units of its previous generation models of Jazz, City, CR-V, Civic and Accord as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India from 29th July 2019 and the company will communicate with customers directly.
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).
As part of the Takata airbag inflator recalls which have impacted several car makers globally, Honda Cars India continues to urge owners of Honda vehicles affected by the recall to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status at www.hondacarindia.com or by calling their authorized dealer. HCIL reiterates the importance of replacing the affected 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.