Honda Cars India recalls 5,088 cars with faulty Takata airbags

by Amaan Ahmed, Autocar India 30 Jul 2019

As part of Honda’s global recall campaign to replace faulty front airbag inflators from Takata, Honda Cars India has now issued a recall for a number of its previous-generation models. A total of 5,088 vehicles are affected by this recall, which includes models like the Honda City, Civic, Jazz, CR-V and the Accord.

Of the five models affected by this recall, it’s the Honda City and CR-V that account for a majority of the 5,088 units that have been recalled. 2,099 units of the Honda City (manufactured from 2007-2013) and 2,577 units of the CR-V (manufactured from 2003-2008 and in 2011) have been recalled, along with 350 units of the Accord (manufactured in 2003), 52 units of the Civic (manufactured from 2006-2008) and 10 units of the Jazz (manufactured from 2009-2012).

Earlier this year, Honda had recalled 3,699 units of the Accord (manufactured from 2003-2006) to replace the front airbag inflators, which could deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated, with the possibility of the inflator case rupturing and harming the occupants of the car.

The replacement of the faulty front airbag inflators will be carried out at Honda dealerships across India, starting today, and at no cost to owners. While the company will get in touch with owners of the affected cars directly, owners can also check if their cars are affected by the recall by submitting the 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the brand's micro-site or by getting in touch with their nearest Honda dealer.

Honda has become the third carmaker to issue a recall in July 2019. Earlier this month, Ford recalled the Endeavour, Figo, Freestyle and Aspire, while Volvo issued a global recall for over five lakh cars that affected around 3,000 units in India.