Honda Cars India recalls Accord, CR-V, and Civic due to faulty airbag inflator

Honda CRV

Another recall that recently hit the automotive news headlines is from Honda Cars India. The company recently issued a recall for 11,381 units of its Accord sedan, manufactured between the year 2003-2007 along with 575 units of the CR-V manufactured in the year 2004 and a 2004 Civic model. The Japanese auto giant took this recall step to rectify a faulty airbag inflator of the passenger and driver side airbags.

To be performed free of cost, the recall will start from 4th June 2015 and will be held in a phased manner where the company will be communicating with the customers affected by this particular recall. By God’s grace, so far no incidents have been reported due to the faulty air bags.

Honda Accord front

As a part of the company’s global campaign to fix defects related to the airbags, which started in June 2013, wherein Honda recalled almost 20 lakhs global vehicles from the year 2000 till 2002 due to faulty inflators. Not only this, the company went ahead to announce its global recall affecting almost 4.89 million vehicles due to the airbag issue.

To give you the idea about when the recall began and when was it issued in the Indian market, Honda India began the recall with 1,338 units of its Accord and CR-V between the year 2002-2003 due to faulty inflators which was actually issued in July 2014. Was that not too long for a recall? Well, this was also followed by another one in October 2014 where almost 2,338 units of the Brio hatchback, Amaze sedan and CR-V manufactured between September 2011- July 2014 were affected.

Honda car owners can visit the company’s website and check if their vehicle is affected by entering the car’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).