Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) has issued a recall to replace the passenger side air bag inflator of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactured in the year 2003 & 1 unit of CR-V manufactured in the year 2002. This recall has been issued to take care of the potential defect related to the passenger airbag announced in June 2014. However, Honda claims that there has been no incident where a customer has reported this issue in India.
The problem here is with the propellant forming process, when the casing of the inflator might get damaged amidst deployment of the airbags in case of an accident, which can cause injury to the occupants.
The replacement would be carried out free of cost at Honda dealerships in a phased manner and the company will try to contact customers directly. Customers can also check whether their car will be covered under this recall by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the special microsite which has been created on the company’s website (www.hondacarindia.com).
Currently, Honda has a sales and distribution network with 175 facilities in 111 cities across the country.
(Picture of the latest generation Honda Accord sold in India used for reference purpose only)