Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) recalled 190,578 vehicles of previous generation of Accord, CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators. The recall is as part of Honda's global campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
The company has recalled 22,483 units of the Accord sedan manufactured between 2003 and 2011. Other models recalled are 1,514 units of CR-V made between 2009 and 2011, two units of Civic made in 2007 and 13,603 units between 2009 and 2011. The popular sedan, City's 1,37,270 units made in 2008-2011 and 15,706 units of Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2011 is also part of the recall.
Takata airbags are at risk of exploding with excessive force, sending metal shrapnel into vehicles. The bags have been linked to 10 deaths in the United States and one death in Asia, in addition to more than 100 injuries, reports Reuters.
HCIL in a statement said the replacement will be carried out free of cost at dealerships across India in a phased manner. While the campaign for CR-V and Civic will begin immediately, the replacement of inflators for other affected models would begin from September 2016, and the company will communicate with customers directly.
In the meantime, Honda car owners can check whether their cars are covered under this campaign by submitting 17 characters alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of their car on the microsite created on the company's website.