Honda Recalls 1.9 Lakh Cars Across Various Models In India

Honda India recalls 1.90 lakh cars for airbag replacement

Honda Recalls 1.9 Lakh Cars Across Various Models In India

Both Civic and CR-V will witness replacement of airbag inflators from July 15, 2016, onwards.

Honda is also giving customers an option to check whether their cars are covered under this campaign online. The Takata airbag issue has affected a large number of cars globally and seen many manufacturers taking part in this recall.

The Takata-related recall has affected vehicle brands globally including Toyota, Nissan, General Motors, Mitsubishi and Ford.

Honda has recalled 1,90,578 vehicles in India to carry out replacement of front passenger airbag inflators. The Honda CR-V manufactured between 2009-2011, Honda Civic manufactured between 2009-2011 with a few units produced in the year 2007 as well.

1,37,270 units of the company's best selling sedan, City, manufactured between 2008-2011 will be recalled for repairs.

The company says it has issued more than 240,000 letters to customers, sent 35,000 emails to owners, phoned more than 2,000 customers and sent SMS messages to more than 126,000 customers.

For the first phase of the campaign, which begins immediately, the Japanese carmaker will be recalling the CR-V SUVs and the Civic sedans, both accounting for 1,514 and 13,605 units respectively. In India, other companies which have recalled vehicles for airbag include Nissan, Toyota and Renault. In India, the voluntary code of recall was adopted in 2012 and since, almost 2 million passenger vehicles have been recalled in India.

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