Honda Recalls 66,862 Cars In Both India and Australia For Defective Airbags

Feb 02, 2017 11:41 PM EST | Joyce Vega

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The giant carmaker Honda has issued a recall for their faulty Takata airbag inflators. The replacement is part of Honda’s preventive global recall campaign concerning the defective airbag inflators that were made by Takata Corporation.

According to The Economic Times, Honda Cars India has volunteered to replace all front airbag inflators in previous generation models that have been manufactured during the year 2012. There are 7,265 units of hatchback Jazz, 32,456 units of the model City, 659 units of premium sedan Accord and 1,200 units of Civic recalled so far. The replacement will be free of charge at Honda Car India.

Even though there are no guidelines for recalls in India, there have been over two million cars recalled since the voluntary recall policy was announced in July 2012. The customers have to check whether their cars are covered by this campaign by submitting their Vehicle Identification Number on Honda Car India's official website.

This is not the first time Honda has had problems with Takata airbags, Cars Guide reported. Over in Australia, Honda has recalled their Takata airbags for the second time. 15,535 Jazz models, 4,804 Accord Euro models, 2,656 Accord models, 1,426 City models and 36 Legend models all built in 2012 have been recalled as well. All the vehicles have been affected by faulty Takata airbag defects. The problem occurs when the airbag inflator ruptures during an accident or deployment as a result of moisture intrusion, which can lead to the propellant becoming unstable.

Honda encourages all the owners to replace their faulty airbag inflators at authorized Honda dealers. The replacement will come at no cost to the customer. Honda is not the first one to recall their vehicles due to Takata airbag issue.

BMW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota have all issued forced recalls for the Takata airbag issue that was discovered in 2008. Owners can reach to Honda recall contact center for further information. Unfortunately, there have been 16 deaths so far that are caused by a handful of the approximately 100 million cars recalled globally.

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