Honda recalls 41,580 cars including Accord and City in India for faulty airbags

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Japanese automaker Honda has recalled 41,580 units of Accord, Civic, City and Jazz models in India. The move has been taken to rectify the faulty airbags, which have been manufactured by Takata.

The latest move now takes the number of recalled vehicles equipped with such faulty airbags to around 3 lakh in India.

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) says this recall will impact models manufactured in 2012.

“HCIL will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 41,580 vehicles of previous generation of Jazz, City, Civic and Accord as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators,” HCIL said in a statement.

Honda says the recall will affect 659 units of the premium sedan Accord, 32,456 units of City, 7,265 units of Jazz and 1,200 units of Civic.

“The replacement will be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India.

“The replacement of inflators for the affected models would begin immediately and the company will communicate with customers directly,” the company said.

HCIL had recalled 1,90,578 units of the previous generation of Accord, CR-V, City and Jazz models last year due to same issue.

Millions of vehicles across the world have been recalled because of the defective airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp.

 

Brands affected due to it include BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

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