Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V to fix a problem with the faulty airbag.
A total of 1,040 units of Honda Brio, 1,235 units of Honda Amaze and 63 units of Honda CR-V have been recalled, which were manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014. The latest recall is as a part of the company's global exercise and the replacement of the affected parts will be done free of cost.
The owners of the affected vehicles will be individually contacted by the company and the replacement will be done across the company's dealerships in the country. Customers can also visit the company's official website to check if their models also have been affected by entering the 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Announcing the recall, the company said, "In case of certain vehicles, due to incorrect assembly of Baffle Plate, the pressure within the Inflator may rise excessively when the Driver Side Airbag deploys in an accident or other situation, causing damage to the container."
In India, the vehicle recall has become a daily affair ever since the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) revised the recall policy. Last week, Nissan India recalled around 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny, which were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 to replace faulty airbag.
Recent Vehicle Recalls in India
Honda recalled over 1,075 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V over faulty airbag.
India's SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra recalled 23,519 units of its iconic Scorpio over a faulty pressure regulating valves.
Hyundai Motor India recalled 2,437 units of Santa FE SUV in the country to fix a problem with the Stop Lamp Switch in May 2014.
In one of the biggest recalls in the country, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, had recalled 1,03,311 units of Ertiga, Swift and DZire in India to fix a problem with the fuel filler neck.
The company recalled a total of 47,237 units of its popular hatchback Swift, 42,481 units of DZire and 13,593 units of its multi-passenger vehicle Ertiga, which were manufactured between 12 November 2013 and 4 February 2014.
Till date, General Motors India's had the biggest recall in the country. The company had recalled 1.14 lakh units of Chevrolet Tavera in July last year, which were manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to fix the issues related to emissions and specifications.
Two variants of the multi-purpose Tavera vehicle - 3 (2.5L variant) and BS-4 (2.0L variant) were affected by the issue and the company had stopped manufacturing and sales of the vehicle.