- Honda will recall select cars to replace Takata airbags
- Old Jazz, City, Civic, CR-V and Accord affected
- Free of cost replacement for affected cars
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced that they have extended the campaign to replace Takata driver and passenger front airbag inflators from 29th July 2019. Many of the affected car owners were already informed and catered to and now the remaining customers can avail this service as a part of the replacement campaign.
This recall includes 5,088 units of Honda cars, the owners of which will be informed by dealerships. All of the cars in question are previous-generation models, precisely 10 units of Jazz (2009-2012), 2099 units of the City (2007-2013), 2577 units of the CR-V (2003-2008, 2011), 52 units of the Civic (2006-2008) and 350 units of the Accord (2003).
This is a part of the global recall which encompasses many vehicles from 19 different manufacturers across the world fitted with Takata airbags. There might be some inflators which might deploy with great pressure causing a safety risk. Replacement of this part is a precautionary step, which is a welcome move by Honda to voluntarily get this fixed.
All customers must check whether their vehicles are affected by this recall. They can do this by entering the 17 characters alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite created on the company’s website. Affected car owners will be covered under this campaign and should make sure they get this free replacement for their safety.