Honda India has announced that they would recall some of their vehicles for replacement of faulty airbag inflators. About 575 units of the CR-V SUV, 10805 units of Accord and 1 unit of Civic that had been manufactured in the years between 2003 and 2007 are to be recalled. The company, in their press release said that this is a preventive safety recall.
The passenger side airbag inflators of 575 units of CR-V manufactured in year 2004 have been found faulty and will be replaced. For Accord it will be the driver side airbag inflator of 10805 units of cars which were rolled out from the company during the years 2003 and 2007. Also the passenger side airbag inflator of 1 unit of Civic manufactured in 2004 will be replaced. This move from Honda Motors comes as a part of ‘recall for the safety’ improvement campaign.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of any incident in India about the concerned parts. Honda is not new to recalling cars in India and had recently called in some of their compact sedan-Amaze, owing to faulty brake fluid valve. The Japanese manufacturer will not be charging its customers for the replacement of the airbag inflator and will be done free of charge at Honda’s dealerships across the country from 4th June 2015 onwards.
The company said that it will be explained to each customer what is being replaced and why it’s doing so and the replacement will take place in a phased manner. The customers can check whether their car is going to be covered under this campaign by submitting their 17 character alpha-numerical vehicle identification number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (hondaindia).