Honda India has recalled 1.90 lakh cars across the country to voluntarily replace their airbags. It has listed the previous generation of the City, Civic, Jazz, Accord and CR-V under the ambit of the recall. This is a part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
Among the models, it has recalled 22,483 units of the Accord that was manufactured in the period 2003-2011, CR-V which was sold in India from 2009-2011 and the Honda Civic that was manufactured here from 2009-2011 and two units that were made in 2007. It has also recalled 137,270 units of the City and 15,076 units of the Jazz that were made in the period 2008-2011 and 2009-2011 respectively.
The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL 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.
Owners 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).