Honda to recall 22834 cars in India

Honda is recalling 22,834 units of Accord City and Jazz models in India as part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags. Reuters File

Honda is recalling 22,834 units of Accord City and Jazz models in India as part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags. Reuters File

Auto owners can check whether they are eligible for the free airbag replacement by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or chassis number in the company's special micro site.

Honda Cars had in February 2017 recalled 41,580 vehicles in India to voluntarily replace faulty front passenger airbag inflators in models of the City, Jazz, Accord and Civic; the models were manufactured in 2012. It will be done in a phased manger starting from January 19, 2018.

A group of 2006 model year B-Series vehicles have been identified by Mazda as having Takata driver side frontal air bags that show a high risk of ruptures during airbag deployment. Among the three models, 90 percent of the recall is for the Honda City, while 510 units of the Honda Accord and 240 units of the Honda Jazz have been affected. The Takata airbag inflators pose the threat of being deployed with extreme internal pressure when activated.

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To see if your vehicle is involved, go to nhtsa.gov/recalls and key in your 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).

Honda Cars India on Friday said it would recall 22,834 vehicles in India as part of its global recall campaign to replace faulty airbags of Japan's Takata Corp.

A year ago in January, HCIL had recalled 41,580 units of previous generation of Accord, Civic, City and Jazz models in India as part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags. The airbag inflator casing could break which might lead to injury to the occupants of the vehicle.

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